Monday, March 20, 2006
It's Fun to Go to the YWCA
I'm having a little trouble swallowing CTV's report about the YWCA study saying that "Most Canadians would prefer a national day-care program over a federal cash payout". I had so much difficulty that I emailed the Y to get the stats on this 'Study'. To their credit, they sent back a link to an extensive document, Building a Community Architecture. The Y's own press release says: "The results give evidence that Canadian communities want a national child care program. They are willing to invest resources and are committed to its full development." I don't remember anyone asking me about this. I emailed them back to find out how they selected their sample and how many people participated. The study talks about four 'representative' community task forces across Canada. Still waiting for a response to my query. Colour me skeptic, but why do I think that sample was largely comprised of union members?