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  • This is the childcare election, advocates say – including for lagging Hamilton

    This is the childcare election, advocates say – including for lagging Hamilton

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    Where the parties stand By Samantha Craggs Jodi Dean has more at stake than the average person this federal election. For her, it’s not about lower taxes or which leader is more charismatic. It’s about the ability to graduate. Dean is a single mom of three kids. One of them, eight-year-old Madison, has special needs. …

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  • Quality child-care benefits children, families, the economy

    Quality child-care benefits children, families, the economy

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    By Judith Bishop Campaign 2000: End Child and Family Poverty in Canada, July 2015, states: “Families today face increased challenges associated with precarious, part-time work, dismal social assistance rates, limited access to training and shortages of affordable housing and quality child care. Many are left with no choice but to turn to food banks to …

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  • Town hall meeting held in wake of downtown shootings

    Town hall meeting held in wake of downtown shootings

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    By Molly Hayes It’ll take a village to stop gun violence. That was the dominant message out of a community meeting in the packed auditorium of the Bennetto Community Centre on Wednesday night. Downtown councillors Jason Farr and Matthew Green called the town hall in response to a string of gun violence this summer. Just …

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  • Universal Childcare Community Discussion

    Universal Childcare Community Discussion

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    Are you concerned about the lack of affordable childcare? Want to make universal childcare a reality? Join us for a community discussion on accessible, quality, affordable childcare and the federal election. Tuesday, September 15, 2015 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. YWCA, First Floor Auditorium 75 McNab Street South, Hamilton Click here to download the PDF …

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  • National poverty campaign kicks off in Hamilton

    National poverty campaign kicks off in Hamilton

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    By Kevin Werner Nearly a month into the federal election and the main political parties and candidates have failed to talk about an issue that impacts nearly 5 million people across Canada, say Hamilton poverty activists. On the same day that government statistics revealed that Canada is officially in a recession, a coalition of local …

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