Michael Ignatieff has just announced that if elected, a Liberal government will create a new Early Childhood Learning and Care fund. Provinces and territories could apply to this fund for cost-sharing of new, affordable childcare spaces.

PSAC members have often expressed their distress at the current lack of quality, regulated, non-profit childcare. For years, polls have shown that childcare is a priority for a great majority of Canadians.

Two thirds of all women with children under five years old work outside the home. Childcare affects all women, regardless of their socio-economic status, racial background, sexual orientation or ability.

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