Liberals want day-care funding boost so more Alberta mothers can work
Feb, 05 2007 - 3:50 PM
CALGARY - The Opposition Liberals are calling for a $35-million injection into Alberta's overcrowded child-care system that would include better subsidies for parents and money for new facilities.
The Liberals say Alberta lags behind in creating new child-care spaces even though the need is growing faster than any other province.
The Opposition says subsidies should be available for children up to age 12.
Alberta is the only province that cuts off child-care support at age six.
The Liberals also want a $13-million increase in wages for child-care workers, as well as $10 million to kickstart new spaces.
Liberal children's services critic Weslyn Mather wrote the policy after holding discussion groups across the province last year. (BN, ccg)
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