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Yes, it’s a classic boondoggle but surely an $8 billion expenditure deserves some evidence

April 6, 2015 by Martha Friendly

Probably shouldn't say "we told you so" but last Tuesday a Parliamentary Budget Office report confirmed what many have said since 2006: the UCCB cheque through the mail slot isn't child care. The PBO's analysis showed that more than half the "child care benefit" money (most of which is the Universal "Child Care" Benefit) will go to families who don't spend anything on child care. Moreover, the PBO calculated that these expenditures would reach $8 billion a year by 2017.

DaycareDebt: What N.L.'s political leaders are saying about daycare costs

Author: 
CBC News
Publication Date: 
25 Mar 2015
Entered Date: 
25 Mar 2015

Samara's Democracy 360

Author: 
Samara
Publication Date: 
25 Mar 2015
Entered Date: 
25 Mar 2015

Few Canadian families benefit from income-splitting: PBO

Author: 
Whittington, Les
Publication Date: 
17 Mar 2015
Entered Date: 
18 Mar 2015

Vote Child Care 2015

Publication Date: 
11 Mar 2015
Entered Date: 
11 Mar 2015

Ottawa urged to put child poverty pledge into action

Author: 
Monsebraaten, Laurie
Publication Date: 
11 Mar 2015
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11 Mar 2015

Childcare is everybody’s issue this upcoming Canadian federal election

Author: 
Women In Colour
Publication Date: 
2 Mar 2015
Entered Date: 
4 Mar 2015

Bill C-626 An Act to Amend the Statistics Act

Author: 
Ted Hsu, MP
Publication Date: 
22 Sep 2014
Entered Date: 
4 Feb 2015

Are we there yet? Post-turkey reflections on childcare in 2015

Author: 
Martha Friendly & Monica Lysack
Publication Date: 
21 Jan 2015
Entered Date: 
21 Jan 2015

Are we there yet? Post-turkey reflections on childcare in 2015

January 21, 2015 by Martha Friendly

By Martha Friendly and Monica Lysack

After the overstuffed turkey dinners, eggnog and latkes, the holidays are a perfect time to reflect on the past year before gearing up for the new one. This year, with a federal election looming and ChildCare 2020, Canada's first childcare policy conference in ten years just behind us, the holiday was an opportunity for heavy-duty musings about childcare in 2015. 

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