Happy birthday, Universal Child Care Benefit!

Does this event not strike anyone else as being a bit, well, weird?

The Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Democratic Reform), on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, will celebrate the third anniversary of the Universal Child Care Benefit, on July 20 in Winnipeg.

Minister of State Fletcher will be available to answer questions from the media following the celebration.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

DATE: Monday, July 20, 2009

TIME: 10:00 a.m.

PLACE: YMCA West Portage
Preschool Centre
St. James Child Care
3550 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba

First off, since when do we celebrate legislative anniversaries before the law in question has even hit the magic five year mark? Is this a new trend? Was ITQ left off the invite list for the GST cut birthday party? And why Winnipeg? Why Steven Fletcher? I mean, it’s hard to see how this falls under ‘democratic reform’. It just seems so … random. I guess it’s possible that this is just one of a series of cross-country celebrations, but so far, it’s the only advisory that has shown up on the gallery listserv. I’ll keep y’all posted if it turns out to be a sea-to-sea-to-sea sort of thing.

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