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e-2176 (National child care program)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Tanya Nayler from Ottawa, Ontario, on May 6, 2019, at 1:42 p.m. (EDT)
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Care for children
National child care program
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

Whereas:
  • The 2019 federal budget acknowledges women’s participation in the paid workforce has stalled since the early 2000’s;
  • Researchers cite access to affordable, high quality child care as an important factor in women’s attachment to the workforce;
  • Women and children are more vulnerable to poverty when lack of affordable child care precludes maternal employment;
  • There is a shortage of licensed child care spaces in Canada;
  • The cost of child care in Canada is creating economic hardships for many low and middle income families;
  • Workers in the predominantly female child care sector are underpaid when considering their skills, education, and critical contributions to society;
  • Canada is under-investing in early childhood education relative to other advanced economies; and
  • There is strong evidence investments in early childhood education pay off with better outcomes for children, families, and the economy.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to establish an adequately funded framework to ensure affordable, licensed child care is universally available throughout Canada and child care workers are appropriately compensated.
Kootenay—Columbia
NDP
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on June 18, 2019 (Petition No. 421-04516)
Government response tabled on August 21, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-05)
Open for signature : May 6, 2019, at 1:42 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : June 5, 2019, at 1:42 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
25
British Columbia
38
Manitoba
17
New Brunswick
32
Newfoundland and Labrador
2
Nova Scotia
3
Ontario
547
Prince Edward Island
1
Quebec
22
Saskatchewan
16
Yukon
1
Other Countries
2
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