Thursday, May 17

Liberals Continue to Fight for Childcare

Fighting on behalf of Canadian families, the Liberal Opposition was instrumental today in getting the Early Learning and Child Care Act passed at committee, Liberal Social Development Critic Ruby Dhalla said.


“We are committed to push this Conservative government for a national child care plan. This government is failing Canadian parents with their piecemeal approach of an insufficient, taxable handout,” said Ms. Dhalla. “The early learning and child care plan implemented by the former Liberal government would have ensured the creation of quality, affordable and accessible child care spaces.

“Although Bill C-303 is a good start, the ideal situation would be for this government to honour the Liberal child care agreements that were made in cooperation and collaboration with the provinces and territories and child care advocacy organizations. The investments in early learning and child care under the Liberal plan were much more comprehensive in nature and provided greater opportunities for both child and parent.

“The Conservatives need to honour the will of the committee and implement a comprehensive national child care program. Anything less is simply failing the children of Canada,” she said.

1 comment:

janfromthebruce said...

Wasn't Bill C-303 a private NDP childcare bill? It's great that the liberals are supporting it, but the bill was put forward by the NDP.

"Fighting on behalf of Canadian families, the Liberal Opposition was instrumental today in getting the Early Learning and Child Care Act passed at committee, Liberal Social Development Critic Ruby Dhalla said." This media release made it sound like the libs were doing this, hogging the lime light so to speak.