Senators urge better, affordable child-care programs
The entrance to the Senate building in Ottawa (Jolson Lim/iPolitics) Today, we add our voice to the many women, mothers, economists, academics, and early-childhood experts calling for the creation of affordable and high-quality early-learning and child-care programs throughout the country.
The pandemic has driven more than 16,000 women out of the workforce, while the male workforce has grown by 91,000. We need to make sure that the road to recovery considers the critical needs of families with young children, so that mothers can participate in the labour force with the confidence that their children are learning and receiving the care they need before they go to school.
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Former Alberta cabinet minister turned Independent senator Elaine McCoy dies
Nancy Hartling, centre, stands with Senator Peter Harder and Senator Elaine McCoy before being sworn in during a ceremony in the Senate in Ottawa on November 15, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
December 29, 2020 - 7:39 PM
OTTAWA - Sen. Elaine McCoy, who sat as an Independent from the day she was appointed to the upper chamber, has died.
McCoy died Tuesday in Ottawa. She was 74.
Born in Brandon, Man., McCoy began her career in politics in Alberta in the 1980s when she ran in the provincial riding of Calgary West to replace the retiring Peter Lougheed.