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Over 3000 families mark B.C.'s first family day by demanding affordable child care

from BCGEU

Over 3,000 B.C. families are marking the province's first family day holiday by urging the government to commit to implementing a new $10 a day child care system. "On B.C.'s first family day holiday, the government should recognize that young families are financially squeezed. Paying for child care — when it's even available — is like having to pay for housing twice," says BCGEU President Darryl Walker. Child care costs an average of $9000 per year for a two year old; in Vancouver it's $14,000. Even so, there is only one licensed child care space for every five children in BC. more

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