It has been a week since Bill 47 – The Early Learning & Child Care Act was introduced.
MCCA has done a thorough review of Bill 47 and compared it to the Community Child Care Standards Act. There are a number of aspects of this proposed Bill that are needing clarification as they are perceived as being concerning. As such, we have requested an immediate emergency meeting with Minister of Families, Minister Squires to gain an understanding of the implications of Bill 47.
There are a number of cautionary items that have been identified. Some of which include:
In the meantime, MCCA has been included in hundreds of letters that have been sent to MLAs across Manitoba. The response has been excellent. Please continue to send letters! If you would like a copy, email Jodie Kehl, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
MCCA is flagging letters as they come. We are garnering the support of valuable stakeholders who use child care services. This includes teachers, tradespersons, health care individuals who can speak to the importance of not abandoning the current early learning & child care system in Manitoba when Bill 47 goes to Committee.
Posted by Jodie Kehl at 2:34 pm