Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

February 24, 2009 17:40 ET

CUPE MEDIA ADVISORY: "Make the Right Choice. Keep Moratorium on For-Profit Child Care"-Advocates for Quality, Affordable Child Care Urge Waterloo Region

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2009) - Waterloo area families who rely on quality, affordable child care are depending on Waterloo regional councillors to make the right choice and keep a moratorium on funding for new for-profit child care centres, say local advocates for public child care who are making a deputation to council on Wednesday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m., 2nd Floor, 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener.

On Wednesday, Waterloo Regional Council is voting on a recommendation from staff to lift a moratorium on funding for-profit child care operators.

As part of the presentation to regional council, Marc Xuereb, presenting for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will highlight the Australian experience with for-profit child care that resulted in low-quality care, higher fees and fewer spaces.

"We are urging regional councillors to put the interests of Waterloo families first and protect quality child care by rejecting the recommendation to lift the moratorium," says Xuereb.

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