Tories Given Failing Report Card on Child Care

Code Blue for Child Care, a national campaign to protect child care is accusing the Conservative government of abandoning child care. Code Blue has issued Harper and his government an "F" in three areas: providing universal child care, helping parents balance work and family, and honouring agreements. Instead of going forward with a national universal child care program, the Tories are giving parents a taxable $100 per a month towards covering their child care fees. Read more in the CBC article, "Child-care coalition gives Harper failing grade, calls for real plan." (Link removed - No longer exists) Across BC, child care advocates, labour groups and parents held rallies for child care to protest the provincial government's cuts to monthly child-care subsidies by about $40 per child.