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11
Oct

Canada's Justin Trudeau: We'll show you 'can be a minister and a mom'

  EXCERPTS As Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau wanted one thing none of his predecessors had: a Cabinet with an equal number of men and women. But almost exactly two years after Trudeau's election, the leader of...
11
Oct

Dr. Elaine Heffner: Questions about child care

  EXCERPTS Observing a pre-school group of 2-year-old's, I saw a wonderful example of separation contagion. This refers to a group with one or two children who are having a particularly hard time separating from parent...
11
Oct

Does quality of early childhood education and care affect the home learning environment of children?

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11
Oct

Australia: Why is child care so expensive?

  EXCERPTS "It's draconian. It's outrageous," says Gwendolyn Hyslop as she goes through the calculations in her household budget. Dr Hyslop is a sole parent to two preschool children who spends more than half her take-...
11
Oct

Australia: Are greedy developers and landlords gouging childcare parents?

  EXCERPTS Property developers and landlords are inflating the cost of childcare and condemning children to spending their childhoods in crappy environments. And worse? They're getting government support to do it....
10
Oct

Whales: Free childcare urged for all to stop poorest falling behind

  EXCERPTS Free childcare should extend to all pre-school children or those missing out will fall behind, a report says. The Welsh Government has promised 30 free hours a week for three and four year olds with working...
10
Oct

Poll: Most Torontonians in favour of fully funded public daycare

  EXCERPTS It appears a large majority of Torontonians support the idea of fully funded public daycare, according to a new poll released Tuesday. The DART Insight and Communications poll, conducted on behalf of Newstalk...
04
Oct

The pursuit of gender equality: An uphill battle

 The pursuit of gender equality: An uphill battle presents a stark call to action, highlighting that very little progress has been made since the 2012 OECD report Closing the gender gap now. Below are the key findings...
04
Oct

Trish Garner: Looking forward to more evidence-based policy on poverty reduction

  EXCERPTS For too long B.C. governments have hoped that economic growth and job creation would solve poverty. After almost a decade of calling for action to address the root causes of B.C.’s high poverty rates, it’s...
04
Oct

To close the gender gap in jobs, women need new laws and men need new attitudes

  EXCERPTS A new report from the OECD about gender equality includes some good news: Roughly two-thirds of OECD countries have introduced new policies on pay equality since 2013, and more countries are also implementing...

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