Day for Democracy supported by child-care advocates

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Good child care makes Canada more democratic: Code Blue for Child Care, April 5 2011

A national child care program is fundamental to a democratic Canada, says Code Blue for Child Care, a cross-Canada campaign to make child care a central issue in this federal election. The Code Blue coalition will join with other groups to support the Day for Democracy activities on Wednesday, April 6. [...]

“Good child care promotes and exemplifies democracy in action,” said Shellie Bird, Ottawa coordinator of Code Blue. “A universal, public early childhood education and care system provides an environment where children and adults practise respect for diversity and social inclusion. It is also a community institution in its own right, and critical to women’s equality.” [...]

 

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