The Economist Magazine: Despite long waiting lists for places, the province has developed a reputation as parent-friendly


"Parts of Quebec bordering Ontario saw an influx of young families, even though the move involves paying much higher income tax".

The Economist Magazine has profiled Quebec's child care program as 2006 saw an 8% jump in the number of births with a further increase of 2.6% in 2007.

Quebec's first try at increasing the number of children involved one-time cash payments to parents. Noting the the "bucks for babies" scheme did not work, the Economist shows why child care has made Quebec Canada's most parent-friendly province.  To read the full article, please click here.