NDP criticizes Ontario government hydro rebate and child care plans

The leader of the NDP believes the Liberal government plan for hydro rebates and child care falls short of Ontario families’ expectations.

In Monday’s throne speech, the Wynne government announced an eight per cent hydro rebate to Ontarians and unveiled its plan to open 100,000 new child care spaces in 2017.

Andrea Horwath, the Ontario NDP leader, questioned the seriousness of the Liberal plan.

A look at the high costs — and options — of daycare in East York

During the recent federal elections, child care was among the important topics discussed by party candidates.
The Observer has compiled data showing the number of children living in East York, the child care options available, and looks at how the neighbourhood compares to other family-friendly areas in the city.

Centennial students call for affordable child care options in Scarborough

Elizabeth Comrie is one of eight students at Centennial College’s Ashtonbee campus who formed a group tasked to target something they wanted to change as part of their Power and Social Movement class. The group has started a Change For All campaign, fighting for affordable and spacious daycare facilities.

Peel regional council votes to close 12 child care centres over 2 years

Mary Farrugia picks up her five-year-old daughter Skye from Brampton’s Chinguacousy Learn.Play.Care. Centre after leaving her job at the airport at around 9 p.m. on work nights. “I don’t have other people,” Farrugia said. “I’m a single mom. I don’t have any family in town.”