Now that British Columbia has signed on to the federal child care plan, Unifor is calling on all other provinces to step up.
“We all know Canada desperately needs this child care plan,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor’s National President. “Today’s announcement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier John Horgan is a step in the right direction for affordable child care. Women shouldn’t have to choose between their career or taking care of their family.”
The B.C. government reached an agreement with the federal Liberal government to implement a plan to make child care more affordable, including $10 a day child care in regulated spaces for children under six years old before 2027, an additional 30,000 daycare spaces in B.C. in the next five years and fees for regulated spaces will be cut in half by the end of 2022. The federal funds will build on $2 billion invested by the Horgan government since 2018.