The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released a special Alternative Federal Budget Recovery Plan with child care front and centre.
The 25th Alternative Federal Budget includes Child Care Now’s two-phase Affordable Child Care for All Plan which would, as a starting point include $2.5 billion in new federal transfers to provincial, territorial governments and indigenous communities.
CCPA Senior Researcher Katherine Scott said in CCPA’s news release: “The harsh reality of the pandemic is that the economic slowdown is threatening to set
women’s equality advances back by a generation. Without child care, many mothers won’t have the choice to take up employment again in the wake of COVID-19—and that’s a price no one should have to pay.”
“Having our plan as a central part of the Alternative Federal Budget is important to child care advocates because it validates our contention that child care is essential to building a socially just society,” Child Care Now’s Executive Director Morna Ballantyne said.
- Child Care Chapter: Alternative Federal Budget Recovery Plan (PDF: 183KB, 6 pages)