Sunday, 5 October 2008

NDP offers the best childcare plan - No licensed child care for majority of Canadian kids
An NDP government in Ottawa would elevate child care to the same status as medicare by introducing legislation, similar to the Canada Health Act, that would make federal spending on high-quality, affordable and accessible child care the law of the land, Layton said. The NDP would also keep the Harper "baby bonus" but invest $1.45 billion in the first year of a mandate to create 150,000 new spaces, growing to 220,000 spots annually as federal finances allowed.


Mark said...

The only childcare plan that I have seen the NDP actually execute was their plan to remove $5 billion in funding and tear up agreements reached with all ten provinces.

Some plan.

Some record.

Thor said...

Mark - you are getting your parties mixed up. That was the Conservatives.

das said...

Canada's national health insurance program, often referred to as "Medicare", is designed to ensure that all residents have reasonable access to medically necessary hospital and physician services, on a prepaid basis. Instead of having a single national plan, we have a national program that is composed of 13 interlocking provincial and territorial health insurance plans, all of which share certain common features and basic standards of coverage. Framed by the Canada Health Act, the principles governing our health care system are symbols of the underlying Canadian values of equity and solidarity.