"Introducing a five-year child care framework with only one year left to go to an election doesn’t exactly inspire confidence it will go ahead as planned. Still, it’s a good program, despite some shortcomings, and the next government, of any political stripe, should commit to it."
The Wynne government is doing the right thing, then, to move forward in the absence of firm federal leadership. Now it’s up to the next Ontario government, whatever its political stripes, to ensure the plan not only goes ahead, but is accelerated. After all, no single initiative would make such a big difference in the lives of Ontario families as universal, quality, affordable child care.