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By Tom Langford

ISBN-10: 1926836022

ISBN-13: 9781926836027

Daycare in Alberta has had a remarkably sturdy background as a arguable factor. because the past due Nineteen Fifties, disputes over daycare courses, rules, and investment were a routine characteristic of political existence within the province. Alberta's Daycare Controversy strains the advance of daycare regulations and courses in Alberta, with specific emphasis on coverage judgements and application projects that experience provoked significant debate and fight between electorate. Langford brings to gentle the general public controversies that happened over the last 4 a long time of the 20 th century and the 1st decade of the hot millennium, putting modern matters in historic context and awaiting the weather of destiny coverage struggles.

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The statement mainly reiterated the arguments that Minister Cross had offered previously in defence of the recommendation. ” Since previous reports on the 4 April meeting of the provincial advisory committee had not mentioned this factor and since the archival record is devoid of documents expressing opposition to wartime day nurseries, it is doubtful whether this element of Premier Manning’s statement is accurate. 46 The decision of the Executive Council sparked even more protest for the next several weeks.

The day nursery offered both full-day and half-day care and would have attracted enrolment from parents who had a steady and decent income. 10 The outbreak of World War II greatly increased the demand for female labour in Canada: not only did it lead to a rapid expansion of many industries, but it also choked off the supply of immigrant labour. Most of the federal government’s war contracts were placed with firms in Ontario and Quebec, with Vancouver and Manitoba being secondary war-production centres.

The tension over the years also reflects the fact that many civil servants remained attached to the social liberal model of high-quality, not-for-profit day care that was supported by the provincial government in the 1970s but abandoned thereafter. A second type of division involves different departments of the provincial state. For instance, in the early 1980s, the Department of Education supported higher standards of training for day care workers than did the Department of Social Services and Community Health.

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