Gender Equality

Child care is on the ballot this election

September 14, 2021

On today’s National Day of Action for affordable quality, accessible, inclusive child care for all, Canada’s unions stand in solidarity with early learning and child care workers and advocates.

“We support a publicly funded, universally accessible and affordable early learning and child care system. Without affordable child care, even more women will be pushed out of the labour market,” said Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress. “In a few days, Canadians will vote in a crucial election and the stakes are high for working families. Child care is on the ballot in this election.”

Bruske added that she has been urging all parties to strengthen Canada’s social safety net, including investing in a universal child care system. Erin O’Toole and the Conservatives decided instead to cancel already signed funding agreements with the provinces and cut billions from child care.

“At a moment where we should be investing billions more for affordable child care, Conservative Erin O’Toole is threatening to tear up agreements and eliminate thousands of new child care spaces. Mr. O’Toole is turning his back on working women,” said Bruske. “This would be devastating for so many people desperate for affordable child care spaces for their children.”

  • Ending Discrimination
  • Political leaders must work together and fast-track Bill C-22 on Disability Benefits

    October 3, 2022
    Click to open the link
  • Ending Discrimination
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: A day for meaningful action and solidarity

    September 30, 2022
    Click to open the link
  • Forward Together
  • Grocery greedflation leaves families paying more for food

    September 28, 2022
    Click to open the link
  • Forward Together
  • Statement by Bea Bruske: We must work to avoid a recession that would put many working families at risk

    September 23, 2022
    Click to open the link
  • Gender Equality
  • To achieve gender equality, Canada’s decision makers must prioritize investments in care

    September 22, 2022
    Click to open the link
  • Ending Discrimination
  • Equal pay for work of equal value: it’s long past the time for employers and governments to get it right on pay equity

    September 18, 2022
    Click to open the link
  • Trade and International Affairs
  • Labour 20 recommendations to G20 Labour and Employment Ministers

    September 14, 2022
    Click to open the link
  • Social Justice and Democracy
  • Poilievre and the Conservatives can’t be trusted to stand up for workers

    September 10, 2022
    Click to open the link