René Cormier, senator from New Brunswick (Archive photo)
He reiterates that official language minority communities are not asking for a privilege with this amendment: they are simply asking that early learning and child care programs and services […] be funded in the long term to ensure the the future of their children.
Long-term financing of daycare centers in linguistic settings minority is essential to the development of communities.
A quote from René Cormier, independent senator
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All the funds are there. We are committed to all provinces and territories and we hope to continue working with them, said the federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jenna Sudds.
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Federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jenna Sudds (Archive photo)
Ms. Sudds confirms that clauses apply to provinces and territories under this amendment and that provincial and territorial authorities are expected to respect [them]. There will be consequences when they fail to do so, she warned.
The bill has already been passed by the Senate, but it must still be put to a vote in the House of Commons. The Bloc Québécois has indicated that it intends to support the amendment; the New Democratic Party is also in favor. For its part, the Conservative Party has not yet made its intentions known.