The panel discussion focused on three questions:
- What the election results mean for child care?
- What the election means for Aboriginal child care and inclusion?
- What the election means for market delivery and privatization of child care?
Mira Oreck, Director of Public Engagement with Broadbent Institute spoke to the implications of a Liberal majority government. Karen Isaac is the Executive Director at BC Aboriginal Child Care Society and she spoke about what the election means for Aboriginal child care and inclusion. Jane Beach, an early childhood education and care (ECEC) policy and research consultant, spoke to the delegates about corporate creep and the privatization of child care.
“We don’t know what Justin Trudeau’s commitment to child care is and we have to send a message that is loud and clear,” said Mira Oreck. “We need to be knocking on doors starting tomorrow and engaging people about an affordable, accessible, quality national child care plan,” she said.
Following the panel discussion delegates discussed priority resolutions.