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Provinces sign daycare funding deals with Ottawa, as federal election looms

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Publication Date: 
13 Aug 2021


Several provinces have signed daycare funding deals with Ottawa, including Quebec, B.C. and Manitoba. But as a federal election looms, parents in places like Ontario and Alberta are still waiting to see if their provincial governments will do the same. We talk to Brampton, Ont., mother Diana Ratos, who is saving for her two-year-old daughter’s daycare next year; Colleen Lussier, director of Building Blocks on Balmoral, a YWCA-run daycare centre in Winnipeg; and Susan Prentice, a professor of sociology at the University of Manitoba, where she studies childcare policy.