By Letter to the Editor on December 19, 2020.
The national daycare plan announced recently claims to address a need for child care. But did this government not also create that financial pressure?
If we taxed households at lower rates, if we funded kids directly, then kids would not be in poverty and parents would have a wide range of choices of how to raise their kids. There is no need for daycare per se, but a need for money. Some will use it for daycare, some not, fair enough. But give parents the choice and fund kids directly.