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Throne speech fails to reassure child care sector in its time of need

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Publication Date: 
7 Oct 2020


From the Throne Speech

"Protecting child care means making it more affordable and accessible for parents.Your government will develop a modern child care system and funding model that will enable and support the child care sector to grow in line with demand from Manitoba families, provide greater equity in the type of support give to families, and offer choices and flexibility that reflects the needs and challenges today’s parents face."

The lack of details falls short of reassuring a fragile system whose pressure points pre-covid have only been intensified as a result of the pandemic. Joint media release from MCCA, Child Care Coalition of Manitoba and Child Care is Essential.