Conservative support among voters jumps as child care cheques land on doorsteps, poll finds

National Post, July 2015

A new poll shows Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are by far the most popular choice for Canadian voters — just weeks before an expected election call and just as federal childcare cheques are being doled out.

The exclusive Mainstreet Research poll for Postmedia suggests Harper and the Tories received a sharp boost in popularity as a result of the enhanced universal childcare benefit.




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Comparing the Major Parties on Child Care Promises

VIDEO: Every party has its own idea of how best to offset the costs of raising children
CBC News - August 23, 2015
How would a single mom with one child requiring daycare fare under the proposals of the Conservatives, the NDP and the Liberals? What about a two-parent family with two children?
CBC's Tom Parry looks at how the Conservatives, the NDP and the Liberals stack up on the issue of child care.
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Child Care & Election 2015

Canadian Child Care Federation, September 2015


What will you do to make high quality child care affordable and accessible for families in Canada?

How his/her party will work with the provincial/ territorial governments to end wait times (of often two years or longer) for affordable, high quality child care services?

Do you believe in creating a national child care system across Canada with accountable public investments to the provinces and territories?

What measures will you take to ensure that First Nations and Aboriginal children have equitable access to affordable and high quality child care services?

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Election Issues 2015: A Maclean’s primer on child care August 2, 2015

Of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s policy boasts, none riles his opponents quite like his claim to have shifted child care money from bureaucrats and academics “to the real experts. Their names are mom and dad.” NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair counters with a promise to partly fund hundreds of thousands of new daycare spaces across Canada. Many Liberals fondly recall the national child care strategy that the Paul Martin government cobbled together in deals with the provinces in 2005—only to have Harper scrap it after he won power the next year—but Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau hasn’t yet floated an early child care policy.


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