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Protesters denounce Quebec public daycare cuts

MONTREAL – Hundreds of protesters gathered in Montreal Sunday morning to denounce budget cuts to public daycares.

“Parents are fed up with the government cuts and here you’re seeing one of the many events to come on the island of Montreal and across the province,” said Brian Naud, general manager of le Regroupement des centres de la petite enfance de l’île de Montréal (RCPEIM).

The group of participants swarmed Jarry Park, where they demanded the Liberal government invest in education and daycare.

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“What we’re asking the government is to stop cutting, because right now the situation is drastic, we don’t have enough money to have balanced budgets and that creates a lot of problems with CPEs right now across the province of Quebec,” Naud said.

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Parents, citizens and daycare workers took to the streets to get their message across.

Activists are denouncing subsidy cuts, which they say, is having an impact on the quality of services they provide.

“This is only the beginning,” he said.