Cuts in Childcare an Issue in May 17, 2005 Election in British ColumbiaWednesday, July 28 2010
The election writs were issued this week to launch what will be 'an election like no other' for children, families and child care services across BC.
Did you know?
- In the last four years, over $100 million has been cut from child care spending in BC. As a result, fewer children have been able to attend licensed, quality care; well established child care programs have closed; early childhood education training programs have been eliminated or reduced; caregivers wages have been rolled back; and reliance on unregulated care has increased.
- While the government may now be talking about 'reinvestments', they are in fact using federal funds to replace some, but not all, of their provincial cuts.
For a summary of the Liberal Party's child care record, be sure to read CCCABC's "For the Record #2" at
In the next few weeks YOU CAN:
- 'TALK child care' - Together we can make sure child care is a key election issue in every community. Know the facts and share them. Use the tools on CCCABC's election pages at: http://www.cccabc.bc.ca/act/bcvotes/index.html
- Encourage others to 'TALK child care' - share CCCABC's e-mail broadcasts with people who care about children and healthy communities -- family, friends, work colleagues, and neighbours. Encourage more and more voters to make child care an election issue.
- Let the candidates know that their party's track record and platforms will influence how you vote. See tips for contacting candidates and sample questions for all candidates at: http://www.cccabc.bc.ca/act/bcvotes/cccabc_candidates.pdf
- Make sure you and other advocates are registered to vote - See info at: http://www.cccabc.bc.ca/act/bcvotes/BCPV_voting2.pdf