"'We figure we'll reasonably create about 25,000 spaces a year,' Harper said then."
"A year later, no spaces have been created and the plan for more spaces hasn't been completed yet."
First of all by what metrics is the CBC claiming that no new day care spaces have been created? Parents have been getting their $1,200 cheques since July, so logic would seem to conclude that at least some of them would spend it on Child care.
The question is how many more children have been enrolled in child care across the country? It could very well be that over 25,000 more children have been enrolled in child care all across the country. I find it highly improbable that not a single extra child was enrolled into day care in this country since July.
All the CBC produces here is talk about how long waiting times are for access to childcare. Just what are they counting as "day care spaces?" Government run day care spaces? What about private day care?
"'We launched our business four years ago. And in the last four years, we've had over 300 companies that have signed up to be clients,' said Sopic, who was appointed to sit on a committee to advise the Harper government on how to implement its plan."
So private day care is growing, but somehow day care spaces aren't being created? Just what counts as a day care space anyways?