Media Advisory - Child care community to hand deliver urgent letter to Premier McGuinty

    OTTAWA, Nov. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The local child care community and parents
are concerned that the arrival of a corporate child care giant in Canada will
undermine the McGuinty government's Best Start Plan and the ability of
governments, communities and parents to come together to plan for the early
learning and child care needs of children.
    Members of the local non-profit child care community are calling on the
province to immediately introduce a moratorium on all licensing of child care
centres and to act quickly to change the Day Nurseries Act to restrict
licensing to public non-profit and First Nations operators.
    Children, parents and the child care community will hand deliver an
urgent letter calling on the Premier to take immediate action to protect our
fragile child care programs from the takeover of 123 - Busy Beavers, a
corporation with close links to ABC Learning Centres - the world's largest
child care corporation.

    WHAT:   Hand deliver letter to Premier McGuinty's constituency office
    WHO:    Aladin Child Care and their supporters
    WHEN:   Friday November 2, 9:30 a.m.
    WHERE:  Constituency Office of Premier Dalton McGuinty, 1795 Kilborn Ave,

    The Ottawa Child Care Action Network represents local non-profit child
care programs

For further information:

For further information: Shellie Bird, (613) 233-0228,

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