Childcare on the Ballot
“It is disingenuous to say the Liberal plan offers broader benefits when we know it will only reach less than a third of all families,” Andrea Mrozek told the C2C Journal. “They are only subsidizing one part of the entire ecosystem of care.”
If there’s another lesson to be learned from Quebec, it’s that government-funded childcare tends to cost a lot more than originally promised, which creates knock-on effects elsewhere. Mrozek’s research for Cardus suggests that despite its eye-popping $30 billion price tag over the next five years, the current Liberal proposal will be insufficient to meet all its stated objectives and that an additional $4 billion to $23 billion per year will be required to fulfill all its promises. If so, that money will have to come from somewhere.