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WINNIPEG Bribes, threats, tears child-care directors say these are some of the increasingly desperate tactics parents are using in an effort to get their children into daycare as waiting lists grow to unprecedented lengths.

One woman walked into a Winnipeg child-care centre this week cradling an infant born just a few weeks ago.

She innocently asked whether she could add her child's name to the waiting list, hoping that in two years he could be admitted to the program for two- to six-year-olds.

Karen Ohlson, the executive director of K.I.D.S. Inc. child care, watched with sympathy. With a waiting list 460 names long, and an average of six new children admitted a year, there is absolutely no chance that child will reach the top of the waiting list before his 12th birthday, she said.


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