Quality child care is quality HR, experts sayGovernment-funded child-care should release full potential of female workforce, reduce stress on parentsBy David Brown12/20/2004|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/04/2005 Some time next year, the federal government is expected to open the tap and begin pouring billions of dollars into a new national child-care strategy that could have human resources implications for decades to come. Ottawa has pledged to transfer $5 billion to the provinces over the next five years to jump-start the creation of a national child-care plan. The provinces and the federal government agreed in principle to move forward with a national program at a meeting last month. Details are to be worked out early in the new year. A national system of high quality child care will, claim its champions, not only produce a future generation of more productive workers, but also significantly improve the productivity of the current workforce. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.