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Quebec parents and organizations stage a sit in for the thousands of children without daycare spaces

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The Canadian Press
Publication Date: 
2 Jun 2024


The Ma Place au Travail organization organized a sit-in in front of the National Assembly for a third consecutive year to demand not only more childcare spaces but also better-quality childcare and an appreciation of the work of childcare workers.

Marylin Dion, one of the organizers of the event, which took place on Sunday morning, points out that nearly 30,000 children are on a waiting list for a childcare space.


The organization works to ensure that no young parent is forced to give up going back to work because they don't have a place for their child.

Ma Place au Travail is calling on the government to enshrine in law "the unconditional and universal right to attend an educational day-care centre".

Dion is critical of the fact that this need of families is at the mercy of "the priorities of the moment of the party in power."


The Ma Place au Travail logic is simple: revalue the work of educators in order to retain those already in the network and attract new ones, thereby creating new daycare places for young children.