New Brunswick Child Care Coalition  -  Coalition des services de garde à l'enfance du nouveau-brunswick
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Media Releases Archive

Child care rally - April 2006 (PDF)
Child care media conference - April 2006 (PDF)

Status quo is not meeting the needs of families: Time to establish a true public child care system
June 21 2007, The New Brunswick Child Care Coalition is urging the provincial government to invest in a quality public child care system that is affordable and accessible to all families and children in the province.

Media Advisory: Child Care Brief
June 21, at 10:00 a.m., the Coalition will be making public the contents of its brief submitted to Premier Shawn Graham

The New Brunswick Child Care Coalition welcomes the public consultation announced by the government of New Brunswick
June 1, 2007

Media Advisory: Rally for Child Care
March 30 2007, Communities across Canada are protesting the end of the Child Care Agreements. New Brunswick is losing $20 million for child care in 2007.

Children, Parents Let Down Again as Child Care Crisis Ignored
March 20 2007, NB Child Care Coalition response to the federal budget

The Prize Behind the Fiscal Imbalance
March 07, Op-ed published in various newspapers

Child care is essential to the provincial self-sufficiency
Feb 9 2007, NB Child Care Coalition response to speech from the throne

What is it about the Women’s Program, Mr. Harper?
Oct 06 Op-ed published in Daily Gleaner, Times Transcript & Telegraph Journal. Explains what impact the Women’s Program has had on the lives of women and why it is important not to change the program’s mandate. Women have not yet achieved equality.

Provincial women’s groups are outraged at the changes brought to Status of Women Canada’s Women’s Program
Oct 10, 06 “The Women’s program gives us the opportunity to provide input into our government institutions. The changes made by Minister Oda will silence women’s voices” says Laudia LeBlanc. Joint response by women’s groups.

Joint response to cuts to Status of Women Canada Funding
Oct 2, 06 NB Child Care Coalition joins other NB and Canadian Women’s organizations in protesting these funding cuts

Child Care: How do the political parties measure up?
Sept 8, 06 The New Brunswick Child Care Coalition has compared the political parties’ positions on child care

Political parties should discuss the concerns of female voters
Sept 3, 06 Joint release of the NB Child Care Coalition and the Coalition for Pay Equity. Advocates raise awareness by offering Premier Bernard Lord gifts of bread, roses and building blocks

No election debate on women’s issues
Aug 31, 06 Joint press release of the NB Child Care Coalition, the NB Advisory Council on the Status of Women and the Coalition for Pay Equity

Calling on all New Brunswickers to make child care an election issue – August 2006

Child Care: Essential to Women’s Equality
July 21, 06 Colunm written in preparation for the “États généraux des femmes en Acadie du Nouveau-Brunwick”, which will be held in Bathurst and Beresford on September 22, 23 and 24, 2006.

Canadians want compromise on child care – July 2006 (.doc)
This guest commentary appeared in the Telegraph Journal, Daily Gleaner and Acadie Nouvelle. It outlines how Prime Minister Harper would be advised to seriously reflect on polling by Environics released last week on Canadian’s views of his child care plan. Mr. Harper prides his government on keeping its promises but should question the prudence of sticking to a promise most Canadians don’t like.

Poll shows Canadians are rejecting federal government child care allowance
Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada, 20 Jun 06 - The results of a poll show that Canadians are rejecting Stephen Harper’s plan to distribute a $1,200 child allowance to parents with children under six years of age.