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Budget a ‘missed opportunity’ to support women, families: child care association

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Manitoba’s child care legislation overlooks financial needs of day care workers, association says Kehl called child care ‘the missing piece’ to Manitoba’s recovery, and that the province needs to invest in the system to support women, children and families.The University of Manitoba’s Janice Compton said the frozen fees are ‘wonderful’ for families — provided they can actually find the necessary childcare spaces to enroll their children.“That is a key area that I don’t think was addressed in the budget,” Compton told 680 CJOB Wednesday afternoon.“I think one of the areas that is growing is to have a gender focus in the budget, and that was missing here entirely.“We need specific funding for women and for the industries that women are.

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