Friday, August 31

Reinstate the National Early Learning and Childcare Program

Women’s groups in Newfoundland and Labrador are joining women across the country in demanding the Harper Conservatives reinstate the Liberals’ national early learning and childcare program, Liberal Status of Women Critic Maria Minna said today

“We have heard the same thing from women’s groups right across Canada – in Vancouver, Winnipeg, and just this week in Newfoundland and Labrador,” stated Ms. Minna. “They want an immediate reinstatement of the agreement the previous Liberal government signed with all provinces and territories in 2005.”

While in St. John’s for the Liberal Summer Caucus, Ms. Minna held a roundtable meeting with representatives of several women’s groups from Newfoundland and Labrador as part of her Canada-wide outreach to Canadian women and families.

“We will work to ensure that family caregivers of today are not the poor seniors of tomorrow. We will fight the poverty faced by many aboriginal women and single-parent families. And we will continue to pressure the minority Conservative government to live up to its obligations under the UN Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.”

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