NDP introduce universal child care plan

The Provincial NDP made a commitment to universal child care on Friday ahead of the October election.

The NDP’s plan for affordable and accessible child care includes $25 a day universal child care, 2200 new child care spaces every year to meet growing demand, and an expert panel tasked with a full review to improve all aspects of the early learning and child care system.

Meili calls this a stark difference between the vision of the Sask. Party, who Meili says had the opportunity in 2017 to make better investments, instead they made cuts.

Meili suggests the whole point will be to take care of family and kids, but also recognizes the return on investment.

Meili quoted the Conference Board of Canada saying every dollar put into childcare, you get back $6 in GDP, saying childcare provides a huge return on growing the economy.

The NDP say the cost of the plan will be included in the full party platform that will be released in the coming weeks.


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