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Peter Jon Mitchell

Program Director, Family (Acting)

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Canada's Child Care Policy Needs to Keep Up With Challenging Times
REPORT September 8th

Cardus calls for prioritizing kids, serving the diverse needs of families, and equitable funding in child care

Universal Child Care Announcement Expected in Throne Speech
REPORT September 1st

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.

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