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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Alward Government Under The Gun On Daycare Inspections

The Alward Government is being pressed to release reports of inspections that have taken place at publicly licensed daycares in the province.

Provincial Liberal leader Brian Gallant calls it a no brainer, dismissing the government explanation about the reports being kept under wraps to protect the privacy and financial interests of the daycare operators. 

Gallant maintains releasing the reports would not only be good for parents but also for the operators themselves to ensure top notch quality. He argues if daycares get public funding then parents are entitled to know how they're doing.

He points to a study done in 2012 which concluded New Brunswick and Quebec were the least likely of any of the provinces to release information.