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Child Care Now blog – Election 2015

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Publication Date: 
23 Sep 2015

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There's no doubt that child care is an issue in Election 2015. To support the public interest and political debate, CRRU's blog, Child Care Now, will be published each week between August 12 and October 19. Blogs will be topical, based on such questions as: When we say "a national child care program", what does this mean? Why does Canada need a national child care program? When we say "high quality affordable" child care, what does this mean? What else do families with young children need, and what's the difference between other family policies (like a child benefit) and child care? The blogs may be based on available documents and some may be written by guest bloggers.

Published blogs covering the 2015 federal election: 

When we say "a national child care program", what does this mean?

By Martha Friendly, August 12, 2015

Quality child care shouldn't be just a matter of luck

By Martha Friendly, August 18, 2015

"The more we get together" build a national child care program

By Martha Friendly, August 26, 2015


Time-warp: Forty years later, parents still carry most of the responsibility for child care

By Martha Friendly, September 2, 2015

Why giving parents cash-for-child-care isn't the answer

By Martha Friendly, September 9, 2015

Three out of four: Canada needs a national childcare program

By Susan Prentice, September 23, 2015

Another view of Canada's childcare debate: Comments from a Finnish researcher

By Maiju Paananen, September 30, 2015

For a high quality national child care program, we need a high quality child care workforce 

By Shani Halfon and Rachel Langford, October 7, 2015

"Fertile ground" for a national child care program

By Martha Friendly, October 16, 2015