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EXCERPTS After a long and highly charged debate, city council voted Monday night to get out of the municipally operated daycare business. It means the elim ...

Letter to the editor: The NDP is committed to expanding publicly funded not-for-profit child care that families can afford. So-called "big box" child care ...

EXCERPTS Big-box child care is setting up shop in Canada and critics worry it will undermine quality, scuttle chances for a national daycare program and th ...

EXCERPTS City staff are recommending the closure of municipal daycare centres in Windsor and Essex County to trim more than $740,000 from the annual budget ...

EXCERPTS Local daycare advocates fear the lifting of a moratorium on tax subsidies could make way for large commercial child-care centres in the region. Re ...

EXCERPTS Two troubled child-care centres in Toronto's west end have gone out of business, leaving some 65 families scrambling for daycare on the eve of the ...

EXCERPTS The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC) has launched an important new campaign to raise public awareness of the threat that for-profit ...

EXCERPTS The City of Toronto and the Ontario government are being urged to stop the private sector from taking on a greater role in the daycare system. A r ...

EXCERPTS The City of Greater Sudbury must consider restricting the spread of "big-box" private day-care centres in the community, say advocates of publicly ...

EXCERPTS From the moment Mary Ricci enrolled her 18-month-old son in a commercial daycare centre last fall, she felt something was wrong. No one at the Woo ...

EXCERPTS The threat of big-box child care coming to the region provoked councillors to impose a moratorium yesterday on tax subsidies for new commercial ce ...

Two years ago, an Australian child-care expert came to Canada to warn us about big-box centres, based on that country's experience with corporate child car ...

The largest daycare corporation in the world – often criticized for cutting care to raise profits – is bringing its controversial form of big-box priva ...

EXCERPTS Private day-care operators in Ontario came forward Wednesday looking for treatment equal to their non-profit counterparts. Trying to shed some of ...

EXCERPTS Kids and Company, a Toronto-based operator of corporate child care facilities, will soon open its first child care centres in Ottawa. The company ...

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