HALIFAX – Olivia Chow, the Federal NDP child care critic, will be in Halifax Monday night to address a gathering of child care workers, activists, directors, centre owners and local politicians.
Chow is the NDP Member of Parliament from Trinity-Spadina in Toronto and is a longtime child care advocate herself, most notably during her many years as a municipal councillor in that city. Chow was also the first Asian woman elected to that body, as well as being named the city’s first Children and Youth Advocate.
The event is being organized by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the largest child care union in the country, and is being held at 7:00 p.m., April 17 at the Holiday Inn in Dartmouth, City Terrace Room.
Other notables in attendance will be:
- Jack Layton, Federal NDP Leader
- Darrell Dexter, N.S. Opposition Leader
- Alexa McDonough, NDP MP for Halifax
- Joan Massey, NDP MLA
- Maureen MacDonald, NDP MLA
- Marilyn More, NDP MLA
- Virginia O’Connell, Director of Early Childhood Development with Community Services
CUPE Communications Rep.