Talked about since the 1980s, the issue of childcare continues to get a lot of attention from policy mak- ers. Childcare policy was a dominant issue in the most recent Canadian federal election and is a hotly- debated topic in the early days of the current Parliament. It seems that politicians, academics, industry organizations and special interest groups are all eager to share their views of what is best for parents and their children. How- ever, the views of ordinary Canadians are all too often lost in these discussions. So, the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada commissioned a survey of over 2000 Canadians by GPC Research (now Fleishman-Hillard Canada) to get their perspectives. The findings reveal that everyday Canadians know what they want and it is not always what the “experts” say.
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