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Driven apart: Women's employment equality and child care in Canadian public policy

Timpson, Annis May
Publication Date: 
1 Mar 2001
Entered Date: 
15 Mar 2001

The dynamics of women's poverty in Canada

Lochhead, Clarence & Scott, Katherine
Publication Date: 
1 Mar 2000
Entered Date: 
28 Nov 2000

Women in Canada 2000

Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
14 Sep 2000
Entered Date: 
14 Sep 2001

A decade of decline: Poverty and income inequality in the City of Toronto in the 1990s

United Way of Greater Toronto and Canadian Council on Social Development
Publication Date: 
9 Mar 2002
Entered Date: 
15 Jun 2000

It was twenty years ago today... March 8, 1986

Martha Friendly
March 2006

International Women's Day 2006 is the twentieth anniversary of the Report of the federal government's first and only Task Force on Child Care. The key recommendation of the "Katie Cooke Task Force" was a universal system of child care - co-funded by federal and provincial governments. It would have affordable parent fees, would be designed and managed by the provinces under national standards and would be built through a gradual increase in the supply of regulated child care until the year 2001 when it would serve all children and families.

‘Choice’ discourse in BC child care: Distancing policy from research

Paul Kershaw
Occasional paper 19
September 2004

The gap between child care research and policy is growing in British Columbia (BC). While policy changes are what one would expect from the right-of-centre Liberal government, the gap runs contrary to its expressed commitment to the design of early childhood development policy on the basis of ‘science.' The BC child care domain thus provides a rich context in which to examine how ideology mediates the consumption of research in the political arena.

Women, citizenship and Canadian child care policy in the 1990s

Vappu Tyyskä, PhD
Occasional paper 13
March 2001

Developments in Canadian child day care policy in the 1990s at the federal, provincial (Ontario) and municipal (Toronto and Peel) levels highlight the problems associated with the male model of citizenship. The political climate poses a particular threat to the social citizenship rights of women and members of lower socio-economic groups. Likewise, political citizenship is negatively affected, as most women's and advocacy organizations are dismissed by governments as "special interest groups".

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