Child Care a Federal Election Issue

B.C. parents demand to make child-care a vital federal election issue

BY NIKITHA MARTINS

Posted Oct 5, 2019

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A number of parents are hitting the streets armed with their strollers to voice their demand to make child-care more of a federal election issue.

The ‘Stroller Brigade’ is being planned for communities across the province, including New Westminster, Richmond and Vancouver Saturday morning.

“Child care funding is managed by the provinces, but a portion of that funding comes from the federal government. Together we need to ensure that those elected on October 21st support the accessible, affordable child care by protecting the $50 million BC now receives annually for child care – and committing to grow that amount over time,” the BCGEU stated in a news release.

The BCGEU will join The Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC, Early Childhood Educators of BC and The Waitlisted Project for the province-wide Stroller Brigade for Child Care.

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