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Statement Regarding Ontario-Federal Child Care Announcement


March 28, 2022

“Child care is the care of a child regardless of who provides the care. Yet, just as we’ve seen in other provinces, the federal child-care plan’s fee reductions apply only to the families using licensed care. In Ontario, about a third of children under age six use that kind of care. So, most families won’t benefit from today’s announcement. The best and fairest solution is to fund families directly—and to target the most funding to the lowest-income families. Making life more affordable for Ontario families is the right instinct, but today’s announcement is the wrong policy.”

– Peter Jon Mitchell, Family Program Director at think-tank Cardus

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