BURNABY—As part of the commitment to make child care an issue in the federal election – CUPE’s Community Social Services Presidents’ Council and CUPE 1936 have each purchased one day as part of a week-long series of advertisements in the Lower Mainland edition of the publication 24 Hours. A number of organizations, including the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. and the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union, also supported the ad.
“The message is very direct. Canada still needs child care and we need a national, universal child care system,” says Michael Lanier, president of CUPE 1936 and a member of the CUPE CSS Presidents’ Council.
The ad reminds readers that the Harper government cancelled the beginnings of a national universal child care system and challenges claims that the Conservative program giving a taxable allowance of $100 a month is the answer.