Edmonton and Hamilton have joined the growing list of municipalities fighting for a national child care program. The cities have endorsed resolutions to pressure the federal and provincial governments to honour the child care agreements they signed last year.
“$100 per month for each child under the age of six is not sufficient to provide a quality child care experience….Canada’s children deserve better,” Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel wrote in a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
“Canada’s children deserve a place that will nurture their development, provide healthy, safe and stimulating learning environments, and encourage social development skills. On behalf of Edmonton City Council, I strongly urge you and your government to reconsider your decision on this very critical issue.
“We ask you to support the preservation of the current early learning and child care agreements that exist between the Government of Canada and the provinces and territories.”
Find out more about Canadian child care: www.buildchildcare.ca