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Feb 28, 2012

The British Columbia 2012 budget was tabled February 21st, 2012.

Government budget documents

BC Budget 2012 main website (links to all budget documents, highlights, speech and media presentation)

Ministry of Children and Family Development budget overview and funding breakdown

"The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) budget for 2012/13 has increased by $2.6 million."

News articles

Families First? What it has been, what it should be
Vancouver Sun, 27 Mar 12

The era of tax cut stupidity that starved BC
The Tyee, 27 Feb 2012

Education funding stays virtually flat in new B.C. budget
Vancouver Sun, 22 Feb 2012

NGO responses and related readings

Children and youth get slim pickings in Budget 2012
First Call BC, 23 Feb 2012

Coalition of Child Care Advocates BC, 22 Feb 2012

The false economy of BC Budget 2012: deficit exaggerated to avoid spending on real problems
Policy Note BC, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 21 Feb 2012

"No progress on solving the child care crisis affecting families
with young children. No relief from high fees, insufficient spaces
and low wages for child care workers. No plans for increasing access
to quality early childhood care and learning for preschoolers."

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