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Positive & public

  • Supports making a child care system permanent through federal legislation.
  • Would guarantee accessibility to affordable, quality child care no matter where you live.
  • Tax dollars won’t subsidize for profit big-box child care.
  • Backs child care that is inclusive of children with special needs.
  • Would create accountability measures to ensure provincial/territorial programs meet national standards.

Negative & no good

  • Won’t introduce federal legislation.
  • Hand outs to provinces (in the case of the Conservatives) to individuals and businesses without building a truly national child care system.
  • No accountability measures, maintains current patchwork system with uneven national standards.
  • No guarantee of accessibility.
  • No pledge against for-profit, big-box child care (and Conservative tax credit for capital investment will encourage it).