Universal Child Care Announcement Expected in Throne Speech
Support for a universal child care plan has been voiced by both the minority Liberal government and the NDP. Child care advocates welcome the news, but the approach and expenditure also have critics.
“One of the challenges of funding child care directly is that it funds spaces, it doesn’t fund children. So even when those spaces go unfilled, money is still directed to unfilled spaces,” notes Peter Jon Mitchell, the acting program director for Cardus Family.