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Agreement and related documents

The Canada-Nova Scotia Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement was signed on July 13th, 2021. 

On August 17th, 2021 Nova Scotians headed to the polls for the 41st general election. Tom Houston's Progressive Conservatives won a majority with 31 of 55 seats. In a tweet by David Akin on August 5th 2021, he noted that, "PC Party Leader @TimHoustonNS says he’s “completely on the same page” as @JustinTrudeau when it comes to $10/day daycare and “investing in people”. #nselxn41 #nspoli".

Agreement
Canada-Nova Scotia Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement
Government of Canada and Government of Nova Scota, 13 July 2021

Federal government press release
Nova Scotian families to benefit from early learning and child care agreement
Office of the Prime Minister of Canada, 13 July 2021

Provincial governemnt press release
Federal-provincial agreement will transform child care, reduce costs for families
Nova Scotia Premier’s Office, 13 July 2021

Press conference: announcement
Video: Canada-Nova Scotia early learning and child care agreement
Government of Nova Scotia, 13 July 2021

Community responses

Child Care Now Nova Scotia reacts to results of the provincial election
Child Care Now Nova Scotia, 23 August 2021

On the right track: Reflections on the federal-provincial bilateral agreement on early learning and child care in Nova Scotia
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Nova Scotia, 14 July 2021

Government of Canada’s child care agreement with Nova Scotia
Child Care Now, 13 July 2021

Child Care Now N.S. reacts to the monumentally significant agreement
Child Care Now - Nova Scotia, 13 July 2021

Media coverage

Fate of Nova Scotia's $10-a-day child-care deal hinges on federal election
CBC News, September 5 2021

Child-care program will create hundreds of new jobs — but who will staff them?
CBC News, 16 July 2021

Thinking out loud with Sheldon MacLeod: An expert perspective on the childcare announcement
Saltwire, 15 July 2021

N.S. child-care fees to drop to $10 a day by 2026 under new $605M deal
CBC News, 13 July 2021

N.S. becomes second province to sign on to federal Liberals’ child care subsidy plan
The Star, 13 July 2021

Ottawa and Nova Scotia sign child-care agreement
iPolitics, 13 July 2021

Trudeau calls NS child care funding key to 'a feminist recovery' from COVID 
The Coast, 13 July 2021

Advocacy and policy tools

Excellence in early childhood education: Nova Scotia’s workforce strategy for early childhood educators
Government of Nova Scotia, 13 July 2021

Child Care Now - Nova Scotia public consultation submission
Submission to Nova Scotia Government
Child Care Now - Nova Scotia, 28 June 2021

Open letter: Recommendations for building an early learning and child care system in Nova Scotia
Candian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Nova Scotia, 25 June 2021

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