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CUPE: Harper fails child care again

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Canadian Union of Public Employees
Press release
Publication Date: 
7 Feb 2009

Excerpts from the press release: Three years after the Tory government cancelled funding arrangements for the first phase of a national child care program, CUPE has released a developmental report on little Stevie Harper. Municipalities across Ontario are looking at closing literally thousands of spaces unless provinces step up to fill the funding void left when the Harper government substitued cheques for child care, says Shellie Bird. The CUPE child care advocate said the loss of federal money for child care subsidies will make child care harder to find as centres eliminate spaces earmarked for parents with subsidies, and harder to afford.