It looks like out of all his missteps over the summer the most serious for Ontario parents was when premier Doug Ford gave the $10-A-Day Care file to MPP Stephen Lecce. The education minister has likely only been to a day-care as a politician looking for a photo op. Ford picked a person with no sympathies or understanding of what day-care is all about.
And the conservative government is reaping what it sowed. They are always so hung up on their credo that for-profit is better than not for-profit. They have been catering to the for-profit daycares. They are changing the federal government plan to please the 30 per cent of for-profit daycares that have signed up to participate.
To accommodate for-profits they are rewriting the specifications of what can be paid. It is like when the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ordered a skinny-basic platform of television channels for $25 per month for Canadian subscribers and the Telecoms have been adding charges to it ever since.
Try as you might, finding a $10 per day daycare for your children in Ontario does not seem likely as long as Doug Ford and his education minister are in charge of delivery.
I would really like to tell you more about this but the Toronto Star devoted more than 4000 words to the story along with pictures—the cutest is one of Mr. Lecce playing mini-basketball with someone’s adorable child. So, if you want more of the story, that is where it is. Beside I’ve got a cold and I’m going back to bed.
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