January 26th, 2022

Horwath, NDP endorse Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care letter

QUEEN’S PARK — Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath and Child Care critic Bhutila Karpoche say they fully support a new call to action letter signed by dozens of health experts, organizations and community groups. They released the following statement:

“Hundreds of thousands of Ontario families are counting on child care to protect their kids, while making it possible for parents to go to work. But right now, parents tell us that without PCR testing, without reporting, and without paid sick days to keep sick staff and kiddos at home, they don’t feel safe enough. We desperately need a provincial plan to make child care as safe as possible, and to keep our child care sector up-and-running, and growing.

We want to thank the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care, and the fantastic organizations and experts who signed this letter.

The NDP agrees with every last one of your incredibly important calls to action. We’ve been fighting for the same things, and we’re never going to stop going to bat for safe, high-quality, universal, public and not-for-profit $10-per-day child care.”