Capital Wishlist: Robyn Benson says it's past time for proper, universal child care

Jul 04, 2017

Ottawa Citizen 

Canada lags far behind many other countries of comparable wealth when it comes to access to quality child care. High fees, rising faster than the rate of inflation, and lack of spaces mean getting child care in Canada is almost always a matter of luck.

 Canadians will be watching to see if their governments are ready to bring about real change. We need child care funded and managed as a public service that all families of all types can count on.

What a gift this would be to Canadians and our country’s future.

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