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Where's the Money for Child Care?

By KJ Mullins     May 14, 2007 in Politics
With more than $2 million not accounted for the government is clueless to where money for child care funding went. The provisions are months to years overdue on the reporting of where their money went.
"There is an increasing lack of accountability for the transfer of federal funds," Monica Lysack, executive director of the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada said in an interview. "It was a problem under the Liberal government and is getting worse under this government."
With only five of the ten provisions providing statistics on their use of the funds in the fiscal year of 2004-05 the government can not show how the money is being spent. Only Saskatchewan and British Columbia have made reports of their funding for the 2005-06 fiscal year.
Even with the lack of reporting $950 million has left Ottawa to the provisions to fund programs.
While there has been visible improvements the waiting times for child care is still unacceptable. In provisions like British Columbia and Ontario parents have long waits before getting the care.
The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care is just one group asking for answers. The parents of Canada deserve to know where the money is going. Our children's futures are at stake here.
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