QUEEN'S PARK — Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and NDP Child Care critic Bhutila Karpoche released the following statement in response to the federal government announcing it has signed a deal with Nunavut on $10-a-day child care:
"Families in Ontario continue to be crushed by Ontario's massive child care fees. The price of everything continues to climb, and parents in Ontario are forced to pay our province's staggering, mortgage-level fees.
As of today, Ontario is officially the sole holdout among every province and territory in Canada to sign a deal on $10-a-day child care. Doug Ford's refusal to make parents and young families a priority means that parents are paying $2,000 a month or more in fees while families in every other jurisdiction in the country are paying as low as $10-a-day.
Ford is not here for working parents, and they’re paying the price for that, literally. Ford should have relieved the sting of high child care prices months ago, saving families thousands this winter. His government must sign a deal for $10-a-day child care now. Parents deserve a government that prioritizes them and their families."