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Martha Friendly | Changing the status quo in child care means affordable fees, decent wages and quality non-profit services backed by sustained funding and thorough planning.
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Rick Salutin | Values are slight and transient. You can't really pursue them. They're more like happiness or love: they tend to be by-products or end results of other experiences.
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Kate Bezanson | Where are all the women in Canada's labour force?
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Erika Shaker | We know what's required to meet the changing needs of today's families, and how out of reach child care is for too many families. Erika Shaker recounts her own experiences -- in theory and practice.
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Davis Carr | The question of whether the cost of the prime minister's nannies should come out of the public purse is central to this discussion. In fact, it's the only important discussion we should be having.
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Iglika Ivanova, Lynell Anderson | Canada's patchwork system of child care could soon change, as many of the major political parties are proposing some form of a national child-care program. So how strong are the promises being made?
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Susan Prentice | In 1970, the Royal Commission on the Status of Women recommended a national child-care program. Fast-forward to 2015, and parents are more desperate than ever for affordable, quality child care.
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Jim Stanford | The economic arguments in favour of public, accessible child care are powerful. Here is a commentary summarizing the many benefits of a universal public child-care program.
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Dominique Arbez | On Wednesday May 13, child-care advocates from across Canada joined together to call for a universally accessible, quality and comprehensive child-care system.
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Susan Prentice, Molly McCracken | Last week hundreds of educators, academics and activists gathered in Winnipeg for a national childcare conference, united by a vision of a universal early childhood education and childcare system.
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Retiree Matters, Shauna Vert | All across Canada, parents are struggling to find safe, affordable, quality child care in which their children can thrive. That's where ChildCare2020 comes in.
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Holly Adams | Argh! It's that time of year when rigidity in education and playtime is trotted out as a Great Idea, and holly goes nuts over it.