Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

June 11, 2008 08:00 ET

Media Advisory/Canadian Labour Congress: How's Your Government Doing? Child Care Report Cards to Be Released June 12

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - The Canadian Labour Congress will release new information for working parents to help them see the progress (or lack thereof) governments are making when it comes to affordable, quality child care.

The first set of "Child Care Report Cards", developed by the CLC using public data from federal, provincial and territorial governments, grades governments based on their performance in three areas: 1) affordability, measured by what it costs parents to access child care services, 2) quality, measured by the salaries paid to child care staff, and 3) accessibility, measured by the creation of new public child care spaces.

How's your government doing?

Barbara Byers, executive vice-president of the Canadian Labour Congress, will share the federal government's report card at a news conference this Thursday, June 12, 2008 in the Charles Lynch Press Theatre (Room 130-S on Parliament Hill).

The full set of report cards will be available on the Equality! Once and for All! web site shortly following the news conference: www.onceandforall.ca.

The Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of the labour movement, represents 3.2 million Canadian workers. The CLC brings together Canada's national and international unions along with the provincial and territorial federations of labour and 130 district labour councils.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Labour Congress
    Jeff Atkinson
    613-526-7425 and 613-863-1413