Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

Bringing Cities to the Table: Child Care and Intergovernmental Relations

by Jane Jenson, Rianne Mahon

Canadian cities are trapped in a 19th century straightjacket when it comes to their relationships with other levels of government. Their 21st century significance - as the places where 80% of Canadians live and work, and as the key drivers of the national economy - is not reflected in their political clout. The paper uses child care as the "lens" through which to present the case for a new relationship between all three levels of government.

Release Date: 11 Oct 2002
Number of pages: 42
Document number: 14722
Keywords: child, children, governance, diversity, health