STATEMENT on throne speech child care policy commitment



September 23, 2020

I welcome the federal government’s commitment to ensuring “flexible care options” for the care of children. I hope the government will affirm the full range of child care choices beyond just paid, licensed care. Whatever system the government creates, parents must not be forced to choose between funding availability for a one-size-fits-all system and the unique needs of their family. Ultimately, child care policy must prioritize the best interests of children, learning from the troubling outcomes among kids in Quebec’s daycare system shown in peer-reviewed research.

- Peter Jon Mitchell, family program director at think tank Cardus

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 About Cardus
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Topics: Family, Daycare, Children


Cardus is a non-partisan, not-for-profit public policy think tank focused on the following areas: education, family, work & economics, social cities, end-of-life care, and religious freedom. It conducts independent and original research, produces several periodicals, and regularly stages events with Senior Fellows and interested constituents across Canada and the U.S.