OTTAWA – Ontario Liberal Leader, Steven Del Duca is calling on Doug Ford to include childcare in his Fall Economic Statement. The Ontario Liberals say a Fall Economic Statement that doesn’t include childcare would be a failure for parents, children and Ontario’s economic recovery.
“Tomorrow’s Fall Economic Statement is Doug Ford’s last chance to show parents that he’s serious about delivering urgently needed affordable childcare,” said Del Duca. “Eight of the provinces and territories have already signed deals with the federal government, but Doug Ford has been dragging his feet and it’s costing parents thousands of dollars.”
Ontario Liberals first called for a childcare deal to be signed in May, launching their own plan to deliver on $10/day childcare if Doug Ford refuses to. Since then, eight other provinces and territories have signed onto the federal plan, leaving families to continue shouldering the costs while Ford delays Ontario’s deal.
“The pandemic has seen women forced out of the workforce in record numbers and our economy cannot recover without affordable childcare” added Del Duca. “Time to get childcare done. Ontario’s moms and dads need help now.”