BC’s NDP opposition endorses affordable child care going into next provincial election

NDP leader John Horgan says he wants to make $10-a-day childcare a reality after seeing a similar system work in the private sector.  “This has revolutionized that sector of the economy and we can do that in every sector if we’ve got the will of the senior levels of government to work in partnership with communities to find appropriate locations.”

Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. spokesperson Sharon Gregson says the initial investment would cost $1.5 billion over 10 years.

“That’s offset by $1.3 billion back to government in increased revenues. So now that we’ve got federal government new childcare dollars that will be flowing to B.C. starting in April 2017, we know that the $10-a-day child care plan is very affordable.”

Gregson says the plan will mostly pay for itself by allowing parents to go back to work, and the province collecting the extra income and sales taxes.

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