CBC News: 7,600 daycare spaces on the line: Ontario child care advocate

Feb 05, 2010

The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care says 7,600 spaces for low-income families could disappear across the province this June, along with 1,800 childcare jobs.

" The federal government gave the province a one-time lump sum in 2006 for daycare subsidies, which the province spread out over four years. That money will run out in June."

"Daycare advocates say they are worried Ontario's cash-strapped government won't cover a $63.5-million gap in daycare funding in this spring's budget."

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