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Not enough workers, not enough child care - coincidence?
Letter: Kathy Rae, on behalf of the Campbell River Child Care Planning Committee; Vancouver Island News Group / Campbell River Mirror
December 27, 2006
Day predicts good things ahead
Cariboo Press
December 27, 2006
Child-care plan won't work
Letter: Laarni de los Reyes; Burnaby Now
December 16, 2006
How to tackle the economic paradox: We have persistent poverty within a booming economy; here's what B.C. can -- and should -- do
Editorial: Seth Klein, B.C. director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives; Vancouver Sun
December 12, 2006
Child-care cuts raise fear: Federal plan to cut funding has workers and parents raising concern
John Kurucz, Burnaby Now
December 9, 2006
Women let down: Government cuts to Status of Women Canada's budget betray our UN commitment and Harper's own words
Editorial: Margot Young, associate professor of law at the University of British Columbia; Vancouver Sun
December 7, 2006
Preschool better for kids than giving money to their parents
Editorial: Geoff Johnson, a retired superintendent of schools, consultant and writer who lives in Mill Bay; Vancouver Sun
December 7, 2006
For richer and poorer
Nick Rocke, Georgia Straight
December 7, 2006
Funding cut appalling
Letter: Suzanne Lee, The Grand Forks Gazette
December 6, 2006
Child care, real or phony?
OPINION: By G.E.Mortimore, a Langford-based writer (Langford is suburb of Victoria); Goldstream News
December 6, 2006
It's a long road to a daycare
Karen Gram, Vancouver Sun
December 6, 2006
Social programs define Canada as nation
Letter: Margaret E. McMurchy, Victoria Times Colonist
December 1, 2006
Quality day care a must
Cariboo Press -- Terrace Standard
November 29, 2006
Day-care centres brace for funding cutbacks
Vancouver Island News Group
November 29, 2006
MP advances child care bill
Brennan Clarke, Victoria News
November 29, 2006
Status of Women (Canada) Offices to Be Closed
Martin O'Hanlon, Globe and Mail
November 29, 2006
New voice for the wee ones
Sara Newham, Nelson Daily News
November 27, 2006
Affordable national child care clears another hurdle: MPs narrowly vote to support bill that could become law next year
Leanne Ritchie, The Daily News -- Prince Rupert / CanWest News Service
November 27, 2006
Cost of eating beyond many in B.C.
Laura Kalina, registered dietitian with the Interior Health Authority; Cariboo Press - Kamloops This Week
November 26, 2006
Survey says shortage real
Matt Kieltyka, 24 HOURS
November 23, 2006
One in four kids not ready for school, renowned educator notes
Gerry Warner, The Daily Bulletin – Kimberley / The Daily Townsman
November 23, 2006
Parent tips to cost $2.7m
The Province
November 22, 2006
Big cities tackle big issues
Metrovalley Newspaper Group - Surrey Leader
November 21, 2006
Child care underfunded
Opinion: Kim Adamson, Children First; Trail Daily Times - Nelson
November 20, 2006
Child care waiting lists overflowing
Katherine Mortimer, Vernon Morning Star
November 19, 2006
Fewer students, but schools do more than ever
Tom Wilson, The Daily Courier (Kelowna)
November 17, 2006
Mission schools get "A+": Minister impressed with preschool and literacy programs
Paul Fontaine, Abbotsford Times
November 17, 2006
There's more to be done
Cariboo Press / Vernon Morning Star
November 17, 2006
Panel pushes to boost funding for disabled
Jeff Rud, Times Colonist (Victoria)
November 16, 2006
Advice garnered for the budget: Spend more on everything, cut nothing
Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun
November 16, 2006
Cut spending? No thanks, says public: Taxpayers have lots of ideas about how to increase government spending
Les Leyne, Times Colonist (Victoria)
November 16, 2006
The pressing issues: United Way holds forum to hear from the community
Hardy Friedrich, Alaska Highway News
November 16, 2006
Daycare to cost more if funding is cut
Cariboo Press / Invermere Valley Echo
November 15, 2006
How a person connects, builds relationships in life depends on care as a child
Mardy Bacigalupo, Golden Star Editor
November 15, 2006
Child care bill in the house
Shaun Thomas, The Northern View
November 15, 2006
e-street: Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty hinted last week at more tax cuts. Which tax should be cut and why?
Sharon Gregson, Vancouver; The Province
November 14, 2006
Night daycare scribbles a sad ending to the little one's bedtime story
Alan Ferguson, Vancouver Province
November 14, 2006
Parents ponder child care dilemma
Cariboo Press - Quesnel Cariboo Observer
November 12, 2006
Tories failing miserably on child care
Letter: Sarah Boyd-Noel; Prince George Citizen
November 11, 2006
Innovative project maps children's future
Vancouver Island News Group – Alberni Valley News
November 10, 2006
Our government values child care
Letter: Linda Reid, Minister of State for Childcare; The Daily News -- Prince Rupert
November 9, 2006
MLA defends baby bonus
Cariboo Press -- Vernon Morning Star
November 8, 2006
Ready for the challenge
Peace River Block Daily News
November 8, 2006
Balancing work and motherhood
Cariboo Press -- Salmon Arm Observer
November 8, 2006
Education bonus to come to all newborns in BC next year
Kate Forman, NEWS 1130
November 4, 2006
Childcare ... kids are worth it!
Gary Coons, North Coast MLA; The Daily News -- Prince Rupert
November 3, 2006
Minimum wage = poorhouse: Full-time workers on $8 an hour earn below poverty line
David Carrigg, The Province
November 2, 2006
Day-care operator promotes centre's merits
The Daily News – Kamloops
November 2, 2006
Daycare opportunities won't increase for $100
Letter: Michelle Allin and Jason Stevens; Penticton Herald
October 31, 2006
No portable for Herbert Spencer day care: School trustees agree to leave day-care centre at Glenbrook Middle School
Alfie Lau, The Record -- New Westminster
October 28, 2006
Campbell’s Failure to Act on Childcare has High Price
NDP Newsletter
October 26, 2006
Proposed Yaletown pre-school unique in every way: It's the planned rooftop playground that makes city hall balk
Pete McMartin, Vancouver Sun
October 26, 2006
Canada lacking in early child care
Prince George Citizen / Canadian Press
October 26, 2006
Harrison Hot Springs preschool opens
MetroValley Newspaper Group / Agassiz Observer
October 25, 2006
Survey reveals 'extreme lack' of quality child care
Andrea Rondeau, Cowichan Valley Citizen
October 25, 2006
CNV debates day-care approval process: Some residents want input into decisions
Heidi Castle, North Shore News
October 20, 2006
A matter of necessity
Letter: Cindy Lam, The Province
October 17, 2006
Women still behind men in workforce, study says
Vancouver Island News Group -- Ladysmith Chronicle
October 17, 2006
Zandee and the Conservatives don't understand childcare
Letter: Toni Hoyland, South Slocan; Nelson Daily News
October 17, 2006
A nail in the coffin of women's equality?
Judy Rebick, Rabble News
October 16, 2006
Rally for eradication of poverty
October 15, 2006
Tax exemptions
Jennifer Saltman, Coquitlam Now -- Port Coquitlam
October 13, 2006
Is the goal profit or children’s needs?
Letter: Jamie Nicholls, Vancouver; Georgia Straight
October 12, 2006
More money needed for the challenged
October 12, 2006
MLAs hear literacy concerns
Cariboo Press -- Castlegar News
October 11, 2006
NPA approves childcare review: City's strict standards limiting spaces
Mark Hasiuk, Vancouver Courier
October 11, 2006
Federal government cancels its agreements for early learning and child care, representing a loss of $455 million
Powell River Peak
October 11, 2006
Future of childcare subsidies unclear after June
Vancouver Island News Group - Duncan News Leader
October 11, 2006
New coalition co-ordinator has vision for children
Cariboo Press -- Golden Star
October 11, 2006
Removing barriers key to adult learning
Teresa Mallam, Cariboo Press -- Quesnel Cariboo Observer
October 11, 2006
Innovative Early learning Program gets under way this fall
David F. Rooney, Editor, Cariboo Press -- Revelstoke Times Review
October 11, 2006
Is it really okay for little kids to go hungry because of our choices?
Paul Willcocks, Vancouver Sun
October 9, 2006
City Hall looks at child-care involvement
October 6, 2006
City to ask B.C. gov't for $6m in child-care funding
John Bermingham, Vancouver Province
October 6, 2006
An alarming number of aboriginal kids are in care
Letter: Karen Isaac, Executive director, BC Aboriginal Child Care Society, West Vancouver; Vancouver Sun
October 6, 2006
Tories slash funding for women's groups that do advocacy or lobbying
Jennifer Ditchburn, Canadian Press
October 5, 2006
Lack of funding for daycare major problem for parents: Minister says Federal money is being spent properly
October 5, 2006
Daycare fees could rise
Maria Weisgarber, NEWS 1130
October 5, 2006
Daycare stalled in city
Pieta Woolley, Georgia Straight
October 5, 2006
Governments must properly invest in child-care education
Letter: M. Lavack; The Daily News -- Kamloops
October 4, 2006
Our Home and Infertile Land: Why other industrialized nations are having more babies
Sharon Manson Singer and Judi Varga-Toth, The Tyee
October 3, 2006
Poor support
Letter: Vanessa Patry, Nelson; Vancouver Province
October 1, 2006
Child care: No action to match promises
Letter: Dianne Goldberg, Halfmoon Bay; Coast Reporter
September 29, 2006
Child-care fund runs short of dough
Irwin Loy, 24 HOURS
September, 2006
Value of women underestimated by Tories
Letter: Kathy Leonhardt, The Daily News -- Kamloops
September 28, 2006
Liberal Child Care Plan Gets Board Support
Prince George/Quesnel radio station -- Voice of the North, 250 News
September 26, 2006
School Briefs
Coast Reporter (Sunshine Coast)
September 22, 2006
Province keeps child care subsidy promise to parents
Cariboo Press -- Penticton Western
September 22, 2006
Critics slam fed child care benefit
Cariboo Press -- Terrace Standard
September 20, 2006
Preschool up and running
Mark Hasiuk, Vancouver Courier
September 20, 2006
Child care concerns; Jumbo, etc
Opinion: Gail Brown, for the East Kootenay Childhood Coalition; The Daily Bulletin – Kimberley
September 19, 2006
Tories using a Band-Aid approach to childcare
Letter: Surjit Atwal, Abbotsford Times
September 19, 2006
Infant child-care crisis slams area
Kate Skye; Trail Daily Times
September 19, 2006
Child care void worries residents
The Kamloops Daily News / The Canadian Press
September 19, 2006
'Anxious time' for day care: Most schools in district are facing a 'space crunch'
Alfie Lau, The Record (New Westminster)
September 16, 2006
Childcare plan fails to meet family needs
Letter: M. Lavack, The Daily News -- Kamloops
September 14, 2006
Families need two-pronged support for child care
Letter: Rita Chudnovsky, Letter: Rita Chudnovsky
September 11, 2006
Council endorses National Childcare Strategy
Andrea Rondeau, Cowichan Valley Citizen
September 10, 2006
Not enough!
Creston Valley Advance / Grand Forks Gazette
September 7, 2006
Government leery of providing cost details on [federal] child-care plan
Globe and Mail
September 7, 2006
Part-time day care hard to find: Three different area families admit frustration, saying they're looking at changing their jobs or hiring nannies
Angela Wiebe, Langley Advance News
September 5, 2006
B.C. has largest share of working poor
Chad Skelton, Vancouver Sun
September 5, 2006
Harper's Conservatives got national child care all wrong
Opinion: David Charbonneau, owner of Trio Technical; The Daily News (Kamloops)
September 5, 2006
Employers alone can't solve child care challenges
Ana Ferrer and Lynda Gagne, Institute for Research on Public Policy
September 1, 2006
Money won't help
Lorne Eckersley, Boundary Bulletin (Grand Forks) / Source: Creston Advance
September 1, 2006
This Labour Day, let's give the poor a raise
Vancouver Sun
August 31, 2006
No kidding around
MetroValley Newspaper Group -- North Shore Outlook
August 31, 2006
Day care crisis
Jennifer Maloney, MetroValley Newspaper Group -- North Shore Outlook
August 31, 2006
Day care debate
MetroValley Newspaper Group -- North Shore Outlook
August 31, 2006
Childcare promises broken
Kyra Hoggan, The Grand Forks Gazette
August 30, 2006
Bandaids not long-term solution
Kyra Hoggan, The Grand Forks Gazette
August 30, 2006
Gov'ts getting 'meaner' with welfare: Report
Prince George Citizen
August 25, 2006
Welfare rates too low, activist group charges: Study suggests governments are doing less than ever to help the poor
Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist (Victoria)
August 24, 2006
Residents' priorities
Letter: Clive Pemberton; Westerly News
August 23, 2006
Child care shortage growing: A lack of affordable child care in Langley is causing many young families to turn to more expensive options, such as nannies
Angela Wiebe, Advance news (Langley)
August 22, 2006
Daycare dilemma
Letter: Sharon Gregson; Vancouver Province
August 21, 2006
Parents to bear the brunt of 300-per-cent rent increase
Vancouver Island News Group / Courtenay Comox Valley Record
August 18, 2006
Poverty Amidst Plenty -- We can brighten the dark side to BC's economy
Marc Lee, The Tyee
August 14, 2006
When walking hasn’t worked, it’s time to run: Evidence-based and community-driven advice on child care
H.E.L.P. Early Learning and Child Care Research Unit
August 10, 2006
B.C. social workers call for child care continuity
CBC News
August 9, 2006
BPW clubs tackle national issues
Penticton Herald
August 4, 2006
Canadian families are worse off under Conservatives
Letter: Yashvinder Barha; Richmond News
August 4, 2006
The real cost of Harper's phony child-care cheques
Rabble News
August 3, 2006
When there are no choices
Opinion: Lorne Eckersley; Creston Valley Advance
August 3, 2006
Premiers fail to agree on equalization: Provinces to face Ottawa alone after strategy-building attempts break down
April Lindgren, Vancouver Sun
July 28, 2006
$5,000 a year for day care
Dominik Dlouhy, a chartered financial analyst and planner; The Daily Courier (Vernon)
July 27, 2006
Large Surplus comes with costs: Simons
Luke Brocki, Powell River Peak
July 26, 2006
Child poverty a concern
Letter: Maria Rosario Suson and Christine Schnurr; The Record -- New Westminster
July 22, 2006
Tory child care plan 'about choice', says MP: Kamloops politician praises government's child care plan, while caregivers put focus on daycare shortage
Mike Youds, The Daily News -- Kamloops
July 21, 2006
MLA delves into new child care critic position
Denise Sharkey, Courier-Islander -- Campbell River
July 21, 2006
Child poverty rate in B.C. worst in Canada -- report: National advocacy group says one in four B.C. kids living below line
Lindsay Kines, Times Colonist (Victoria)
July 21, 2006
Child care benefit cheques coming
Sooke News
July 19, 2006
Finley caught in child-care quagmire as new cheques printed for parents
Sue Bailey, Ottawa, Canadian Press
July 18, 2006
Looking past the cheers for the Tories
Todd Whitcombe, professor at University Northern BC; Prince George Citizen
July 17, 2006

Childcare Issue Tackled Two Ways

Queen Charlotte Island Observer
July 15, 2006
Cash for child care needed
Christopher Sun, Alaska Highway News
July 12, 2006
Lend a voice
Alberni Valley Times
July 5, 2006
Subsidy option not being widely promoted
Cariboo Press / Kelowna Capital News
July 5, 2006
Daycare lacking for needy: Study Access uneven in low-income neighbourhoods
Laurie Monsebraaten, Toronto Star
July 5, 2006
Women fuel economic growth
The Leader-Post (Regina) / The Montreal Gazette
July 4, 2006
Board opposes changes to child care policy
Andrea Lavigne, Victoria News
June 28, 2006
B.C. parents on assistance able to keep federal cash
Cam Fortems, The Daily News (Kamloops)
June 27, 2006
National child care lacking
Letter: Marjorie Owen; Burnaby Now
June 24, 2006
Why are we settling for less?
Letter: Tronie Brown, Director and Teacher, Nightingale Preschool and Junior Kindergarten; Times Colonist (Victoria)
June 23, 2006
Tories' child care plan has some parents concerned
Martha Tropea, The Daily News (Nanaimo)
June 23, 2006
High percentage of women from B.C. and Alberta choose not to work: Meanwhile, employers scramble to find enough people to fill jobs
Gillian Shaw, Vancouver Sun
June 16, 2006
Council calls on Tories to improve their child-care plan
Gary McKenna, Kamloops This Week
June 16, 2006
Proposed child care plan not universal
Letter: Stephanie Seaman, Mission City Record
June 15, 2006
YMCA closes two daycares
MetroValley Newspaper Group / Richmond Review
June 15, 2006
Daycare shortage everyone's problem
MetroValley Newspaper Group / Richmond Review
June 15, 2006
Daycare dilemma
Letter: Enid Elliot, Chair, Regional Child Care Council and Heather Kay, Coordinator, Options Daycare; Vancouver Island News Group / Saanich News
June 14, 2006
Aboriginal youngsters getting a headstart
Cariboo Press / Terrace Standard
June 14, 2006
Atamanenko presents three petitions to Parliament
Sara Newham, Nelson Daily News
June 14, 2006
Here's the real story about city's homeless
Opinion: Sian Thomson, executive director, North Island Advocacy Coalition Society, Campbell River; Vancouver Island News Group / Campbell River Mirror
June 9, 2006
Day-care course revived
Brennan Clarke, Esquimalt News (Victoria)
June 7, 2006
City backs child care: Council joins campaign to push for federal funding
Dan Hilborn, Burnaby Now
June 7, 2006
Childcare void creates LOCAL crisis
Sara Newham, Nelson Daily News
June 5, 2006
Fight on for child care
Darshan Lindsay, Kamloops This Week
June 2, 2006
Equalization payments are B.C.'s biggest worry
Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun
June 2, 2006
Our View: Spaces needed
Vancouver Island News Group / Peninsula News Review
June 2, 2006
Centre urges women to speak out via petitions: Child care and violence against women challenged
The Daily Courier (Kelowna)
June 1, 2006
B.C. to push Ottawa for more child-care dollars
Jeff Rud, Times Colonist (Victoria)
June 1, 2006
Why is this budget so acceptable?
Opinion: Dodi Morrison; Penticton Herald
June 1, 2006
Prime minister answers local reporters' queries
Brennan Clarke, Victoria News
May 31, 2006
Child care scheme's true value is less than originally touted
Letter: Kathy Rae; Vancouver Island News Group / Campbell River Mirror
May 31, 2006
Get over child-care cash, Tories tell provinces
Prince George Citizen / Canadian Press
May 30, 2006
Tories firm on childcare funding denial stance
Alberni Valley Times/ Canadian Press
May 30, 2006
For child-care benefit, mom's the word
Gloria Galloway, Globe and Mail Update
May 30, 2006
Tories stick to their guns on child care tax credits
Norma Greenaway, Times Colonist (Victoria) / CanWest News Service
May 30, 2006
Provinces rally against Tory child-care plan
Norma Greenaway, CanWest News Service; Ottawa Citizen/Van Sun
May 29, 2006
Linda Reid off to Ottawa to fight for B.C. babies
Ian Bailey, The Province
May 29, 2006
Taxation and better use of resources keys to daycare
Letter: Elspeth Nicholson; Georgia Straight
May 25, 2006
B.C. Women call for systemic changes
Letter: Golden Women's Centre; Cariboo Press / Golden Star
May 24, 2006
UN report slams Canada for abandoning its poor
Steven Edwards, The Daily News (Nanaimo) / CanWest News Service
May 23, 2006
Mixed reaction to child allowance
Aaron Bichard, Duncan News Leader and Pictorial
May 20, 2006
Protest targets Tories
Vancouver Island News Group / Saanich News
May 19, 2006
NDP proposes new laws to protect child care in Canada
Penticton Herald / Canadian Press
May 18, 2006
What about single parents with older kids?
Letter: Rita Batics, Peace River Block Daily News
May 18, 2006
Child care advocates to push B.C. gov't for day care plan
Dirk Meissner / Canadian Press, The Daily Bulletin (Kimberley)
May 15, 2006
Child-care rally Tuesday: Parents and childcare centre staff call on province to do more
Jeff Rud, Times Colonist (Victoria)
May 13, 2006
Daycare funding protest planned
Vancouver Island News
May 12, 2006
Mother's Helpers
Marcie Good, The Tyee
May 12, 2006
Child advocates challenge Provincial Government
May 11, 2006
Why is the B.C. government silent on child care?
George Heyman, BCGEU President; Nelson Daily News
May 10, 2006
What is the government doing to childcare?
Letter: Jennifer Quam; Robson Valley Times
May 10, 2006
Child care funding
Letter: Laurie Vekic; Vancouver Sun
May 8, 2006
Funding childcare will bring countless rewards
Letter: Necole Anderson; Vancouver Sun
May 8, 2006
Rent hikes will force day cares to close, YMCA warns trustees: Parents plead with board not to raise facility rates
Eve Edmonds, Richmond News
May 5, 2006
Child-care plan draws mixed reviews
Simone Blais, Coquitlam Now
May 5, 2006
Locals give federal budget mixed reviews
Cariboo Press - Penticton Western
May 5, 2006
Mixed reaction to daycare money
Danna Johnson, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Times
May 5, 2006
Stable child care is needed to settle moms in the workforce
Letters to the editor: Dianne Goldberg; Vancouver Sun
May 5, 2006
B.C. too quick to cheer Harper budget
Paul Willcocks, Times Colonist (Victoria)
May 5, 2006
Despite flaws, it's good for province, says Taylor
Jeff Rud, Times Colonist (Victoria)
May 3, 2006
Tories' child care plan gets mixed review
The Daily News (Nanaimo)
May 3, 2006
Locals pan child-care plan: $1,200 not enough, won't create any more child-care spaces, say those in the business
Don Plant, The Daily Courier (Kelowna)
May 3, 2006
Thanks for childcare cash, but where do parents spend it?
Cariboo Press -- Kelowna Capital News
May 3, 2006
Monthly child-care benefit garners lukewarm response
Louise Dickson, Times Colonist (Victoria)
May 3, 2006
Budget Reaction: We asked four B.C. residents what they like -- and don't like -- in the Tories' new federal budget. As with everything else in politics, opinions on the budget vary widely.
Susan Lazaruk and Jack Keating, The Province
May 3, 2006
Cullen attacks Tories over budget's gaps
Leanne Ritchie, The Daily News (Prince Rupert)
May 3, 2006
Families welcome tax breaks: Child-care benefits spell immediate savings for working families
Michael Kane, Vancouver Sun
May 3, 2006
Tories back universal child care: Stay-at-home parents will be the biggest beneficiaries of the new federal plan
Nicholas Read, Vancouver Sun
May 3, 2006
Fewer of us marry or divorce; and we don't have as many kids: Gap between rich, poor is widening, and full-time work doesn't always save you from poverty, report says
Norma Greenaway, Vancouver Sun
April 26, 2006
Better childcare is in everyone's best interests
Letter to the editor: Nerys Poole, Vancouver Sun
April 25, 2006
Harper plan not enough for family to pay for child care
Letter to the editor: June Ross; June Ross
April 25, 2006
Conservative posturing not a child-care plan
Paul Willcocks, Prince George Citizen
April 24, 2006
Harper's plan ignores the realities of child care
Letter to the editor: Nicky Byres; Vancouver Sun
April 20, 2006
The value of daycare
Letter to the editor: Bryce Kendrick; Globe and Mail
April 20, 2006
7 myths about child care
Before we can have a proper debate, we need evidence-based research
Hillel Goelman, Toronto Star
April 20, 2006
Lyster pans child-care plan: Tories will give parents too little cash and not enough care, says local executive director of community resources
Mark Brett, Penticton Herald
12 Apr 2006
Daycare funding unfair
Trail Daily Times
April 7, 2006
The daycare debate
Globe and Mail
April 7, 2006
Toying with child care
Ottawa Citizen
April 2, 2006
Woeful lack of daycare is intolerable
Vancouver Sun
April 1, 2006
Budget cuts worry child advocates
Vancouver Courier
March 24, 2006
Groups fear Tory plan
Kamloops Daily News
March 21, 2006
Conservative child-care plan comes at high price
John Jacobs, director of the Nova Scotia office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives; Rabble News
February 28, 2006
Mother worried day-care changes will cause problems for autistic son
Cape Breton Post, Nova Scotia
February 28, 2006
Changes concern child care providers
Penticton Western News
February 24, 2006
Fears over child-care plan
Shuswap Day Care received a $20,000 child-care operating grant that went to wages. If the operating grant is cut the day care will have to raise fees to cover costs, making them unaffordable for some parents.
Barb Brouwer, Salmon Arm Observer
February 22, 2006
The daycare lottery
Letter: Ellen Vandergrift, Globe and Mail
February 17, 2006

Mother fears Harper plan

Letter: Charlene Miller, Port Hardy; Vancouver Island News Group / North Island Gazette
February 16, 2006

Mr. Harper, leave the child-care program alone

MAUREEN MCTEER, lawyer and author, and an activist for the rights of women and children; Globe and Mail
February 6, 2006
Leave national child care agreements alone - CUPE to Harper
Canada News Wire
February 6, 2006
Stephen Harper and the Conservative federal government -- changes for child care are on their way
Parliamentary and government news
February 6, 2006
Tory child-care program will begin July 1, Harper says
CBC News
February 6, 2006
Budget's child-care funds on the brink
February 3, 2006
Jeff Rud, Times Colonist (Victoria)
Feminism has its privileges
Viewpoint -- Debra Critchley, spokesperson for the Vernon and District Women's Centre; Kelowna Daily Courier / Vernon Daily Courier
January 11, 2006
Issues such as child poverty, daycare and the environment are far ahead of debt relief, tax cuts and crime, the data in EKOS poll showed
The Toronto Star
November 14, 2005

A new role for school trustees: Tough homework assignment is due in a hurry -- but it's not clear what the government wants

Times Colonist (Victoria)
November 8, 2005
Future of school boards explored
Frank Peebles, Prince George Citizen
October 28, 2005
Child Care News on the signing of the federal provincial agreement
Various media outlets
September 29-30, 2005
Federal child-care subsidies to begin Oct. 1
Money set to begin flowing two days after Martin arrives to sign B.C. deal
Jonathan Woodward, Globe and Mail
September 10, 2005
Victoria to trumpet child care all through the fall
Ian Bailey, The Vancouver Province
September 8, 2005
25% of youngest students not ready for classroom: Minister says they're at higher risk of dropping out
Darah Hansen, with files from Chad Skelton and Janet Steffenhagen; The Vancouver Sun
September 6, 2005
NDP on Early Childhood Development
CKNW radio
September 6, 2005
Put politics aside when it comes to B.C.'s children, says report
Dirk Meissner, Canadian Press
September 6, 2005
Daycare is best if mum is stressed out
Letter: Sharon Gregson, Montreal Gazette
September 5, 2005
A Taxing Time for Child Care Debates
Paul Kershaw, Ph.D.
April, 2005
Camosun College will continue to operate its two child-care centres
Victoria Times Colonist
March 23, 2005
Teen Mom Support Fraying Says Report
Judith Ince, The Tyee
December 21, 2004
Inequality at root of violence against women
Comment: Basil "Buzz" Hargrove, National Post
December 6, 2004
The Merger of the Decade - the reality of the big box child care chains
ExchangeEveryDay, USA , Issue: 1131
November 29, 2004

Here & there: When it comes to top-quality, affordable day care in this region, the Ottawa River is the great divide

Maria Kubacki, The Ottawa Citizen
November 28, 2004
Count Business In / Fast Facts on Child Care in Canada
Canadian Council on Social Development, Perceptions magazine
November 2004
Chemainus highlights importance of children
Ladysmith Chronicle
November 16, 2004
Responses to the OECD report
Various media outlets
November 2, 2004
Daycare workers' wages should be at the top of the agenda
Alex Van Tol, CBC Commentary
November 1, 2004
View from the left - Opinion piece
Frances Marr Darling, Duncan News
October 13, 2004
View from the left - Opinion piece
Frances Marr Darling, Vancouver Island News Group
September 29, 2004
Down Under is on top in early childhood programs
Hillel Goelman, Globe & Mail
September 6, 2004

B.C. neglecting early childhood education

Cowichan Valley Citizen
August 29, 2004
B.C. pledges $5M to expand day-care spaces, but advocate says too little
Terri Theodore, CP
July 27, 2004
Support for a national child care early education program
Growing Together Child and Parent Society, Duncan BC
July 21, 2004
City's childcare efforts a drop in the bucket
Licensed daycare and preschool space in the city covers only 15 per cent of the need, and the smallest number of licensed childcare spaces are in the areas of greatest need
Allen Garr, Vancouver Courier
March 17, 2004
Working-Mother Guilt
Zsuzsi Gartner, The Georgia Straight
March, 2002
Impact of Provincial Government Cuts on Women.... Shame
BC Coalition of Women's Centres
Spring, 2002