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August 20th, 2015

Mulcair plan to create and maintain 110,000 childcare spaces in BC

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair brought his Campaign for Change to Vancouver today. Mulcair was joined by NDP MPs and new candidates from the greater Vancouver area to highlight his plan affordable childcare.

“Vancouver parents pay some of the highest childcare fees in the entire country and across the province, two out of three children don’t have access to regulated childcare at all and that’s got to change,” said Mulcair. “Stephen Harper’s plan isn’t working. He’s left parents unable to afford childcare - I’ve even spoken to mothers who say they’re being forced to choose between their careers and their children.”

An NDP government will make life easier for parents with a plan for one million quality childcare spaces across Canada, at no more than $15 per day. In British Columbia, the NDP plan is expected to deliver more than 110,000 affordable childcare spaces to help middle-class families get ahead.

“As a former Cabinet Minister in Quebec, I’ve seen how investments in childcare can boost the economy and give families a much-needed break,” said Mulcair. "Liberals and the Conservatives both promised to create more childcare spaces and both created exactly zero. Mark my words: the NDP will get it done.”