Quebec daycares protest cuts in provincial funding
Government plans to slash $120 M from budget
Teachers, parents and children formed human chains outside of Quebec daycares Monday to protest the government's plan to cut $120 million from the province's publicly-subsidized child-care centres.
At the Le Sablier CPE in Montreal's Plateau-Mont-Royal neighbourhood, parents and teachers carried signs saying "CPE in peril" as children dressed in their winter clothing and daycare bibs walked alongside.
The association representing CPEs, known by its French acronym AQCPE, say that they're planning an escalating campaign of pressure-tactics to draw attention to the issue.
They say they're willing to go as far as Quebec-wide daycare closures.
Those closures could take place at the end of February and in March.