Why rising child-care costs are bad news for everyone - not just parents

Opinion: Child-care expenses are keeping families in poverty and women out of the workforce. So why have the Tories cancelled a fund that helped keep costs down

This spring, the Ontario government cancelled a $50 million fund that helped child-care centres cover rising labour costs. Without it, those costs will likely be passed on to parents, many of whom are already paying daycare centres as much as I fork out each month in rent. According to the CBC, one child-care centre in Peel Region has already increased its fees in response to the provincial cut — the cost of infant care there is now $70 more per month, per child — and facilities across Ontario are expected to do the same.