Mississauga daycare operator facing manslaughter trial

Sep 30, 2013


Toronto Star: September 30, 2013

In less than three years, there have three devastating deaths of children in unlicensed home daycares. The Mississauga operator, April Luckese, has now been charged with manslaughter in the death of toddler Duy-An Nguyen. In light of the new charges, advocates are calling for more information surrounding these incidents.

Joan Arruda, board member of the Home Child Care Association of Ontario, and operator of the largest non-profit licensed home child care agency in Greater Toronto said, “It concerns me, because how can we fix problems if we don’t know what the specific issues are?” Andrea Calver, coordinator for the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care commented “as advocates, it’s much harder for us to hold the government to account when we don’t know what happened.”

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