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OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Union of Public Employees welcomes the NDP’s child care plan as good news for all Canadians. Quality, affordable child care is vital for children, but also for parents, communities and our economy. The NDP is the only party showing leadership on child care.

Today young families are squeezed on all sides, with mothers and fathers forced to work harder and longer than their parents.

“The NDP’s child care plan is good news for all Canadians,” said Paul Moist, CUPE’s national president.  “Access to quality, affordable child care is vital for our children, and helps families work and study while keeping the wheels of our economy running smoothly.”

CUPE’s child care workers and early childhood educators know first hand the difference that quality child care makes in the lives of children and their families. Parents can better balance work and family if they can be confident that their children are safe, thriving and happy.”

The NDP’s plan will make a huge difference in the lives of families today and is the key first step on the road to publicly delivered child care.