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Dippers talk child care on Mother's Day

Sunday, May 11, 2014   by: Staff




New Democrats will protect affordable child care in Sault Ste. Marie

SAULT STE. MARIE - Today Celia Ross, NDP candidate for Sault Ste. Marie said that NDP Leader Andrea Horwath’s Mother’s Day announcement to protect affordable childcare spaces is especially important in Sault Ste. Marie as the community stands to lose child care funding under the Liberals.

“Parents in Sault Ste. Marie need support for their children while they go to work. Our community needs more affordable child care spaces but under the Liberals, our community will see cuts to child care funding,” said Ross. “It’s time for a change that makes sense to protect local child care and make sure it’s affordable for hard working parents.”

Ross said the Liberals are planning to cut funding for child care in communities across Northern Ontario.

News broke Friday that provincial funding cuts have forced the city to consider ending the child care services it currently offers.

“Sault Ste. Marie stands to lose another 32 good paying jobs because of this government’s failure to support young families.”

“We are going to stop Liberal plans to cut child care services that Sault Ste. Marie families rely on,” Ross said. “The NDP’s plan will support families by making sure licensed child care is available and affordable in Sault Ste. Marie.”

An NDP government will invest $100-million and annual child care funding to keep pace with inflation.

New Democrats stand up for families by protecting affordable childcare

HAMILTON - Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats, spent Mother’s Day standing up for families with a plan to protect childcare spaces and make them more affordable for hard working parents.

“As a mom, I know there is no greater concern than making sure your child is looked after while parents go to work. Families are telling me there are fewer and fewer affordable childcare spaces in their communities. Our plan will support families by making sure licensed childcare is available and affordable in communities across Ontario.”

“This is a simple step we can take to make life a little easier and a little more affordable for working moms and dads,” said Horwath.

An NDP government will invest $100-million to protect licensed childcare centres and make prices more affordable for families. 

Annual funding will keep pace with inflation.

“We’re proud to stand up for families by putting forward solutions that deliver results for middle-class families feeling squeezed,” said Horwath.  “The NDP is focused on creating good jobs, making life affordable, improving healthcare and respecting people’s tax dollars.  It’s time for change that makes sense for families.”


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KDawg 5/11/2014 8:37:42 PM Report

I ask this because I don't know.

What has Celia Ross done locally for the NDP? Have they been active at all?
Mr. Poster 5/11/2014 9:34:31 PM Report

I am not an NDP fan in any way...but...wy are they referred to as DIPPERS?
Expect the NDP to "out promise" the Liberals since they know they will never form the government.
What has Celia Ross done for this city other than run a University?
Why would voters consider her since they rejected her last time around?
bulletcards 5/11/2014 10:01:20 PM Report

way too late to save all the jobs the sault has lost the last 5-6 months. all social services jobs i might add
Mr E 5/12/2014 12:51:54 AM Report

Yes more free money for kids having kids.
Exactly what the Soo needs.
Great news 5/12/2014 8:27:26 AM Report

$100 million, where is the NDP going to find this money. Showing signs of mis-management already. Can the NDP even be taken seriously?
ThinkAgain 5/12/2014 9:09:47 AM Report

I wish Soo today get there head out of there @#$, I'm tired of here,"we do news different" and start acting professional.
The headlines lately are so miss leading
Mr. Poster 5/12/2014 9:21:43 AM Report

I may be the only one that does not know this...but....what the heck is a DIPPER re the NDP ?
MYPOINT 5/12/2014 9:56:46 AM Report

is as follows ...

Although I have usually voted Liberal in both Provincial and Federal elections, I do believe that this is going to be a very difficult decision in the upcoming election. I will have to 'bite the bullet' and vote for David O. however due to the following reasons.

1) There is a highly unlikely chance of the NDP ever forming the government so I can not believe any of the promises they are making during this campaign and I do not wish to waste my vote or have the PC's get in by default.

2) I would NEVER vote for another PC government no matter who was running for them in this area - Any person who is in any union in this Province will not give the PC's a chance to gut their contracts such as what HUDAK has promised to do and also what happened when the Mike Harris government was in office.

3) Although I do appreciate the Green party for some of it's ideas, again the chance of them actually forming government is less that 0.001% so why would I give them my vote and by doing so, help the PC's to get in as government.

The Liberals have obviously made some humungous mistakes of late but it is always better to 'live with the devil you know than to try and live with the devil you don't know '. I am extremely worried that if enough people give the PC's or the NDP their vote, we will end up with yet another minority government which means four more years of squabbling between the parties and nothing getting done.

In my humble opinion, it is still best if we could force our governments ( of all 3 levels ) to institute a ' recall ' method so we could fire those who do not live up to the promises ( or contracts ) they make with us during election campaigns. Just imagine the freedom we , the voters, would finally have over some of these liars who promise us the moon and give us the rocks of Sudbury!

As always, others may have a different view which is always welcomed :)
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