Ontario NDP Urges Deal on $10-a-day Child Care as Ford Continues to Hold Out

“Ontario parents with little ones deserve so much better than the sky-high child care fees being charged under the previous Liberal government, and now the Ford government. They deserve universal, public and non-profit high-quality $10-a-day child care.” – Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Early Learning and Childcare critic Bhutila Karpoche

News from Ontario’s NDP Official Opposition Party

Posted November 15th, 2021 on Niagara At Large

QUEEN’S PARK — Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Early Learning and Childcare critic Bhutila Karpoche are calling on the Doug Ford government to stop holding up a $10-a-day child care deal with Ottawa as Alberta signs its deal, leaving only Ontario (holding out).

Horwath and Karpoche released the following statement:

“Ontario parents are drowning in the highest child care fees in the country, and they can’t wait any longer for relief from these mortgage-sized monthly costs. Child care is just one of the many rising costs squeezing family budgets as the price of everything from milk to rent and hydro goes up and up.

For the people? Ontario Premier Doug Ford seems more in to feathering the pockets of the province’s develment industry than he is in helping working parents with critical services like child care.

Other provinces were able to get a deal done with the federal government. But instead of rushing to bring families relief on child care fees, the Ford government is dragging its feet and refusing to file the paperwork — apparently unwilling to get a deal.

Ontario parents with little ones deserve so much better than the sky-high child care fees being charged under the previous Liberal government, and now the Ford government. They deserve universal, public and non-profit high-quality $10-a-day child care.

 If Doug Ford won’t get a deal on $10-a-day child care done, an NDP government will as part of its commitment to make life more affordable for families in our province.”

To read news released by the Office of Canada’s Prime Minister this November 15 on Alberta’s decision to work with the federal government on providing $10-a-day child care to Alberta parents, click on https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2021/11/15/10-day-child-care-families-alberta

To watch a video of this November 15th’s announcement to launch $10-a-day child care in Alberta, click on –

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