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Author Topic: Determined to Stop Childcare Cuts, Parents Deliver Giant "Budget Cookie" to Fina  (Read 1637 times)

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WINDSOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 23, 2010) - A dozen Windsor area daycare parents delivered a giant "budget cookie" to Ontario MPP Dwight Duncan's office today asking the Finance Minister to "chew this over" before finalizing a budget they fear may contain up to $63.5 million in cuts. The cookie was decorated with what the parents say are "all the numbers the Minister needs" including how many centres will close and how many spaces will be lost if proposed cuts are in Ontario's 2010 spring budget.

At stake, these parents say, is $63.5 million for 7600 subsidies that help families access affordable child care in Ontario.

The pizza sized cookie delivered today to Duncan's Windsor constituency office was decorated in coloured icing that read: "budget cookie" all around the edge. The centre of the cookie, also decorated with icing, read "7600 spaces" and "300 centres" indicating how many child spaces will be lost and how many centres are expected to close if Duncan allows the $63.5 million in cuts to find their way into his Thursday budget.


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