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Peter Jon Mitchell

Program Director, Family (Acting)

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Ontario Budget Shifts the Child Care Debate
REPORT April 12th

Peter Jon Mitchell, acting director of the Cardus Family program, sees a lot to like in the Ford government’s offer of tax rebates to make child care more flexible and affordable.

Marriage scores big on family satisfaction scale
REPORT March 30th

Canadian married couples with children are a pretty happy lot — at least more happy than their unmarried counterparts. 

“The results certainly do stick out among the 11 countries that were in the sample,” said Peter Jon Mitchell, acting director of Cardus Family. “For many Canadians, they would see married relationships and co-habiting relations as very similar or the same thing. This data indicates they are two different kinds of relationships."

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