Media advisory - Provincial Child Care Funding Past Due: Advocates Re-Enact 2003 Promise to Invest $300 million in Child Care

    TORONTO, March 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Parents, children, child care staff and
advocates will gather for a re-enactment of the provincial Liberals' promise
of $300 million in new provincial funds for child care.
    That promise, made in September 2003 at the Withrow Child Care Centre in
Toronto, has not materialized in the three provincial budgets tabled since
then. Child care advocates are looking for this promise to finally come
through in the upcoming budget on March 22nd.

    WHO:   Elizabeth Ablett, Executive Director
           Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC)

           Irene Harris, Secretary-Treasurer, Ontario Federation of Labour

           Sue Cumming, Chair, Board of Directors, Withrow Child Care Centre

           Lis Pimentel, Parent

    WHAT:  A re-enactment of the $300 million promise for child care by the
           provincial Liberals

    WHERE: Withrow Child Care Centre, 25 Bain Street, Toronto

    WHEN:  Wednesday, March 7, 2007 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

    Great photo opportunities, including children, staff and advocates, as
well as access to parents, child care staff, and advocates for interviews at
the event and by telephone.

For further information:

For further information: Elizabeth Ablett, Executive Director, OCBCC,
(416) 538-0628 ext. 3, (647) 291-7557 (mobile)

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