Next week, the federal New Democrats will reawaken an old Canadian debate when they unveil their plan for a national child care program.
According to the Canadian Press, an NDP government would negotiate deals with the provinces to create more child care spaces at an affordable rate similar to Quebec’s $7 a day, universal child care program.
"In 2014, it’s unacceptable that many families have to pay more for child care than they do for rent. The NDP is determined to propose a practical plan to address the needs of parents across Canada," party leader Thomas Mulcair said in a statement earlier this week.
"The federal government has to be an active partner with provinces in order to help parents. After 30 years of Liberals and Conservatives promising and yet failing to deliver, the NDP isn’t waiting until the next election. In the coming weeks, we will be announcing the details of a national child care program that an NDP government will put in place."
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