Alternative federal budget puts child care at the centre of COVID recovery

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.

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Child Care Now. 2020. Alternative Federal Budget Puts Child Care At The Centre Of COVID Recovery. [online] Available at: <https://timeforchildcare.ca/2020/07/21/alternative-federal-budget-puts-c... [Accessed 29 July 2020].