Media advisory - 2009 Federal Budget Watch - Families are looking for REAL investments in the Federal Budget

    TORONTO, Jan. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Families in Canada need supports in the
Federal Budget that will help them through these difficult economic times.
These include investments in child care services; equitable Employment
Insurance reforms; increase to the child tax benefit; investments in
affordable housing and real measures to protect our most vulnerable families.
Tax cuts are not the answer.
    On Tuesday January 27th the 2009 Federal Budget will be unveiled.
Parents, children and supporters across Ontario will be watching together for
solid commitments.

    WHEN:    Tuesday January 27, 2009 3:45PM
    WHERE:   Withrow Child Care @ Withrow Public School,
             25 Bain Avenue (east of Broadview, 6 blocks north of Gerrard)

    WHO:     Jenny Robinson, Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care
             Kelly Hayes, Ontario Director of Canadian Labour Congress
             Jacquie Maund, Campaign 2000 Ontario
             Lori Hermiston, Aboriginal Children, Mothercraft

    Parents will be on hand to make comments to the media.

    The contents of this budget will mean the difference between a short
recession and a lengthy economic crisis. Canadian families are the backbone of
the economy- they will be watching!

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Jenny Robinson, Ontario
Coalition for Better Child Care, (416) 938-2625; Andrea Calver, Ontario
Coalition for Better Child Care, (416) 434-8031

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