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Most prefer child care to cheques: poll

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Canadian Union of Public Employees
Press release
Publication Date: 
9 Oct 2008

Excerpts from the press release:

A poll reveals Canadians prefer a national child care system to the Harper government's $100 monthly cheque by a ratio of 2 to 1.

The Harper government established its "Universal Child Care Benefit" when they cancelled the Liberals plans for a national early childhood education and child care program.

Almost twice as many Canadians said that setting up the national early childhood education and child care program is preferable (58%) to a monthly allowance of $100.00 (31%).

Nanos Research conducted a random telephone survey of 1,201 Canadians from October 4 to October 6, 2008.