Mr. Peter Tabuns: For years, parents have struggled to afford Ontario’s astronomical child care costs, the highest in Canada. Now more than ever, parents need child care that’s affordable and safe so they can return to work or make their household budgets work.
I’m talking to parents in my riding who tell me child care costs are almost as much as their mortgages and certainly, in many cases, more than they pay in rent.
Premier Ford needs to get moving and get Ontarians a deal now, rather than leaving federal money on the table.
The Ontario NDP is committed to working with the federal government to bring in a universal system of high-quality, public and not-for-profit child care that costs families only $10 per day.
While Premier Ford’s Conservatives argue with the federal Liberals over signing a $10-a-day child care deal, Ontario families are paying the price. So far, seven provinces and one territory have inked a deal with Ottawa to provide $10-per-day child care. We know it can be done.
So I repeat: The Ontario NDP is committed to making child care affordable by working with the federal government to bring in universal, high-quality, public and not-for-profit $10-a-day child care. We think governments can and should get that done, and get it done right now.
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