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...rambling rants, thoughts and musings on mostly political topics - from your late night blogger.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Grassroots redefined in Hill Times article on Childcare 
(en francais)


Finley defends government's childcare plan as more lobby against it

A grassroots child care lobby called "Code Blue"--named after the term for a medical emergency--has gained significant momentum in ridings, as labour unions, non-profit groups, municipalities, provincial ministers and volunteers get on board.

Campaigners have been actively organizing town hall meetings and writing letters in Conservative-held ridings, said Monica Lysack, director of the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada, a national organization leading much of the campaign.

One person's 'grassroots' is another's government funded lobby group.

Turning off the taps

Funding Activism

Paul Synnott at 6:50 AM    | en francais | Go to Top|


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