Local candidates from the three major political parties involved in the June 12 provincial election have shared their views with SooToday.com in regards to the issue of much-needed, subsidized daycare spaces in Sault Ste. Marie.
Their input is timely, as council will decide June 23 if the city should transfer 100 municipally-operated daycare spaces to other licensed daycare providers.
“From our perspective, funding (for childcare) has continued to increase,” Sault Ste. Marie Liberal MPP David Orazietti said.
Celia Ross, NDP candidate, said a New Democrat government would immediately provide a one-time, $100 million injection into provision of childcare in the province.
Progressive Conservative candidate Rod Fremlin said lower taxes under a PC government would mean more money in the pockets of parents who need to pay for childcare.
1,044 children are on a waiting list for daycare in Sault Ste. Marie.
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