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01
Aug

Prime Minister Trudeau promotes child benefit program in Edmonton

  EXCERPTS Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped by Edmonton's TELUS World of Science to promote the Canada Child Benefit. The CCB, introduced last summer, replaced the Canada Child Tax Benefit, the Universal Child Care...
01
Aug

Women in shelters often missing out on federal child benefits: ombudsman

  EXCERPTS OTTAWA - Canada's taxpayers' advocate says the Canada Revenue Agency isn't doing a good enough job ensuring women living in shelters with their children are aware of and receiving benefit cheques. Taxpayers'...
01
Aug

Many Indigenous families not applying for Canada Child Benefit: documents

  EXCERPTS Many Indigenous families on reserves and in the North have not been applying for the Canada child benefit because they are either unaware of the program or they are not filing their income taxes - a...
01
Aug

Reality check: Does the Canada Child Benefit program actually cut poverty rates?

  EXCERPTS OTTAWA - Touting the one-year-old Canada Child Benefit (CCB) last week, Justin Trudeau said the $23-billion-a-year measure has raised 300,000 children out of poverty. "The (Canada Child Benefit) means more...
01
Aug

Company owned by Ontario Teachers’ completes acquisition of childcare provider

  EXCERPTS A company owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has acquired all common shares of BrightPath Early Learning Inc., a Canadian childcare provider. Pursuant to a previously announced arrangement, an...
01
Aug

'Working for nothing': Childcare crisis pushes Sydney parents to the brink

  EXCERPTS Most parents are experiencing substantial difficulties with the financial burden and lack of availability of childcare, with costs that have more than doubled for some families in just over a decade. A...
26
Jul

Liberals can afford to spend $8 billion a year on daycare program, IMF says

  EXCERPTS OTTAWA-International Monetary Fund researchers say the federal government can afford to spend $8 billion annually to reduce the cost of child care spaces nationwide because the program would pay for itself....
26
Jul

Parents step up to head off daycare closure in western Nunavut

  EXCERPTS The daycare centre in Cambridge Bay is back on track after a close call with indefinite closure—thanks to concerned parents. The service, run by the non-profit Cambridge Bay Daycare Society, was forced to...
26
Jul

Women are right to be angry at the pay gap

  EXCERPTS This week, the BBC has been thrust into the awkward position of reporting on itself. The story is hardly flattering to the public service broadcaster. Payroll details, which the BBC was forced to disclose as...
26
Jul

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s International Early Learning Study: What happened next

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