Federal budget money for child care is a good first step but not nearly enough, advocates say

Mar 22, 2017

Toronto Star

Details of the new national early learning and child-care framework, including how the money will be spent, will be released later this spring, Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos told the Star last week. Ottawa expects to sign bilateral agreements with provinces and territories by the summer, he added.

Child-care advocates welcomed the Trudeau government’s commitment to long-term funding, but they said money available in the first five years is not enough to fund urgently-needed improvements in access, affordability and quality.


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