Michael asks premier to follow Ontario, commit to $15 a day childcare
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) wants this province to do as Ontario as done, and commit to supporting a $15 a day childcare program if it were to be proposed by the federal government.
“Last week Ontario’s NDP was successful in convincing their provincial government of the wisdom of a $15 dollar a day federal/provincial child care program,” Michael said in the house of Assembly today.
“I ask the Premier, will his government commit to partnering with the federal government to ensure that every parent in this province has access to $15 a day child care?”
When the premier declined to make this commitment to families, Michael followed up with further questions.
“The federal NDP child care plan will save families in this province $500 a month,” she said.
“I ask the Premier, why won’t he commit to helping parents save money?”
Michael also pointed out that government investments in childcare are proven to pay economic and social dividends.
“This government has taken on some very risky investments,” she said.
“I ask the Premier, why not follow Quebec’s example and invest in child care, a proven economic winner?”