Report (1988): To Deputy Ministers by provincial/territorial officials


This report, written by provincial/territorial officials to the Minister of Health and Welfare, expresses numerous concerns about Bill C-144, the Child Care Act. Perhaps their major concern was that funds were a fixed contribution at a maximum level of $4 billion over seven years, leaving no room for negotiating for available funds and no provision for what would transpire after the seven years. The officials point to the overall rigidity in the provisions, funding beyond year seven, lack of provision for program growth, and uncertainty around the CAP/Child Care Agreement interface.