The Observer: Sarnia Mayor postpones child care closure decision until after June 12th election

May 16, 2014

Sarnia's mayor is calling for patience when it comes to Coronation Park Day Nursery, urging county councillors to hold off on decision making until after the provincial election.

“The results of the election may change the whole approach on daycare and funding of daycare,” he said.

County staff are currently preparing a report for council June 4 with input from parents, workers, and union officials.

But Bradley wants councillors to give the county-operated day care more time to come up with solutions to reduce costs. He said he plans to propose tabling the report until after Ontario goes to the polls June 12.

“It really comes down to how important do the people of Lambton County feel this service is,” he said, calling Coronation a bridge out of poverty.

The centre is forecasting a $1.1-million deficit and has been a site of controversy since a Lambton County staff report in April recommended council authorize its closure.

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