Report (1988): Critique of Bill C-144


Following the Report of the Special Parliamentary Committee on Child Care, the government introduced changes to its role in child care in the form of Bill C-144. This Bill was soundly opposed by many organizations across Canada, and there were many briefs condemning it. The CDCAA produced the attached critique, which set out how the Bill lacked national guidelines, lacked national vision, introduced new funding restrictions, abandoned the traditional federal responsibility for low-income Canadians, restricted growth of child care, failed to provide cost-sharing support for direct operational funding, and last, but not least, entrenched poor quality child care by extending federal funding to the for-profit sector.