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Harper and child care

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The Harper Record
Ballantyne, Morna
Book / booklet
Publication Date: 
23 Sep 2008

Book description:

This book is one in a series of CCPA publications that have examined the records of Canadian federal governments during the duration of their tenure. As with earlier CCPA reports on the activities of previous governments while in office, this book gives a detailed account of the laws, policies, regulations, and initiatives of the Conservative minority government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper during its 32-month term from January 2006 to September 2008.

Excerpts from the child care chapter:

February 6, 2006 was a big day for the newly elected minority Conservative government. Stephen Harper introduced his new cabinet, set the date for the new Parliament, and was sworn in as Prime Minister. Moments later, he terminated the early learning and child care agreements that would have provide $5 billion as first step to building a national child care system in Canada.