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Childcare is an economic issue Canadians need to tackle, say economists and parents alike

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Without alternatives to school or easy access to childcare, many families can't return to the workforce
Publication Date: 
17 Jul 2020


Parents, and economist Armine Yalnizyan, weigh in on about what it means for Canada's economy when we lack concrete strategies for schools to resume in September.

Add in capacity issues at childcare centres and the problems go beyond education.

Without alternatives, many families don't see how everyone can go back to work when there's no plan for their kids. And if we can't all get back to work, there are broader economic consequences that could affect every Canadian, whether they have their own children or not.