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This short video highlights the absurdity of the current situation faced by families in Canada. As it stands now, the majority of parents must rely on a patchwork of largely unregulated childcare, with no guarantee of quality.   

Parents often scramble to find a spot, and must sometimes rely on family, friends and a host of other inadequate solutions. Even when families are fortunate enough to find a licensed child care spot, it can cost them nearly a quarter of their take-home pay. In fact, child care costs in Canada are among the highest in the word.   

The current situation is unacceptable and PSAC is asking members and the broader public to add their voice to our call for Justin Trudeau to take action.  

October 31

This short video highlights the absurdity of the current situation faced by families in Canada. As it stands now, the majority of parents must rely on a patchwork of largely unregulated childcare, with no guarantee of quality.   

Parents often scramble to find a spot, and must sometimes rely on family, friends and a host of other inadequate solutions. Even when families are fortunate enough to find a licensed child care spot, it can cost them nearly a quarter of their take-home pay. In fact, child care costs in Canada are among the highest in the word.   

The current situation is unacceptable and PSAC is asking members and the broader public to add their voice to our call for Justin Trudeau to take action

October 31

The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) would be located in Toronto and create a one-stop shop for new infrastructure funding, pooling investments from large investors with a small amount of seed funding granted from the Government of Canada. This approach deliberately creates huge returns for private investors, while driving up the cost of public projects and giving up important public control. 

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July 17

We live, work, and play in the National Capital Region. We expect to be safe.​

Several government heating plants provide heat through miles and miles of tunnels, that are under our feet right now, to nearly 100 buildings in the area.

The federal government wants corporations  that  are only looking to turn a profit – including those  with a reputation  of corruption and mismanagement  – to take over those heating plants. This is reckless and could  threaten your safety.

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July 17

What could childcare look like in 2020, if our federal and provincial governments actually invested in a universal and affordable system?

  • Parents could drop their children at inviting childcare centres that provide educational and culturally-relevant programs.
  • Home daycare providers could earn decent wages and network together to share skills and experiences.
  • Women could participate fully in the workforce, knowing that their children are in nurturing and safe environments.
  • And families of all stripes could begin saving for their children’s post-secondary education and their own retirements, free from the burden of the “double mortgage years.”

Comprehensive universal childcare for the next generation. That is the vision of Childcare 2020.

As it stands, the majority of parents must rely on a patchwork of largely unregulated childcare, with no guarantee of quality. The cost of childcare presents a crushing burden for most families, with fees as high as $1,800 a month for a one-year old in major cities such as Toronto and Ottawa.

The Conservative government has chosen a “Leave it To Beaver” approach, offering families the equivalent of a toonie per day to pay for childcare, couching it in the language of “choice.” The reality is that the costs are so high right now, that many women have no choice but to leave the workforce until their kids are in school.

Watch our Childcare 2020 video for a glimpse into what the future could hold if the federal government invested in a national childcare system. 

November 14
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