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BC to start daycare payments

British Columbia expects to start giving cash to parents to offset the costs of daycare that result from kids not being in school because of a teachers strike.

Education Minister Peter Fassbender says parents who start registering at the government's website can expect to receive $40 a day starting late September or early October.

He reaffirmed his promise to not legislate teachers back to work, despite what appear to be irreconcilable differences between teachers and employers.

Fassbender’s remarks come after talks between teachers and their employer collapsed on Saturday.

The veteran mediator who brought the parties together walked out on the third day of meetings, saying both sides were too far apart.

Vince Ready’s departure from the latest round of discussions has many worried that an ongoing teachers’ strike will delay the start of class indefinitely.

The Canadian Press

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