Media advisory - Advocates to rally for C-303 and end to "big box" child care

    OTTAWA, Nov. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Parents and early childhood educators will
mark the International Day of the Child, November 20, by demanding that
Parliament take immediate action to halt the intrusion of foreign-based "Big
Box" child care into Canada. They are urging MPs to vote in favour of Bill
C303, the Early Learning and Child Care Act.
    The Act, which returns to the House on Nov. 20 for debate and vote, will
ensure that new federal funding for early learning and child care will only go
to public or non-profit child care and will be used for the benefit of
children. It will prevent "Big Box" child care from milking taxpayers' dollars
to line the pockets of their shareholders.
    Activities in Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa,
Moncton and Halifax will culminate in a proclamation on the steps of
Parliament Hill on November 20 at 3 p.m. prior to the debate in the House.

For further information:

For further information: Morna Ballantyne, (613) 791-3411; Jody
Dallaire, (506) 878-8666; Sue Colley, (416) 538 1950, cell: (647) 224-4006;

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