Child care helped British Columbia’s NDP government get elected. Will it be a ballot box question in Ontario?
At a recent baby shower in her Victoria hometown, British Columbia’s NDP Finance Minister Carole James couldn’t help notice how times had changed.
Instead of sharing tips on how to get babies to sleep through the night, parents were fretting about child care.
“I just heard panic from all these young moms and young dads. Which one of them could take time out of their jobs? Or did you get yourself on the (child care) wait list, the day you found out you were pregnant?” recalled James, who has two grandchildren, ages 7 and 11.