October 7th, 2014

Canadian parents deserve affordable childcare

There is an urgent need for affordable childcare and the NDP has heard that call loud and clear.

“In 2014, it’s unacceptable that many families have to pay more for childcare than they do for rent. The NDP is determined to propose a practical plan to address the needs of parents across Canada,” said NDP leader Tom Mulcair.

This roundtable is a continuation of a broader consultation the NDP held through the summer. In August, Mr. Mulcair kicked off consultations on early childhood education and childcare with parents, experts and community activists in Oshawa, Kitchener and Waterloo.

“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 childcare program that an NDP government will put in place,” added Tom Mulcair.

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For more information, please contact:

George Smith, Executive & Media Assistant to the Leader, 613-323-7974 or George.Smith@parl.gc.ca