New Democrats stand up for families by protecting affordable childcare

HAMILTON, ON, May 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario's New Democrats, spent Mother's Day standing up for families with a plan to protect childcare spaces and make them more affordable for hard working parents. 

"As a mom, I know there is no greater concern than making sure your child is looked after while parents go to work. Families are telling me there are fewer and fewer affordable childcare spaces in their communities. Our plan will support families by making sure licensed childcare is available and affordable in communities across Ontario."

"This is a simple step we can take to make life a little easier and a little more affordable for working moms and dads," said Horwath.

An NDP government will invest $100-million to protect licensed childcare centers and make prices more affordable for families. Annual funding will keep pace with inflation.

"We're proud to stand up for families by putting forward solutions that deliver results for middle-class families feeling squeezed," said Horwath. "The NDP is focused on creating good jobs, making life affordable, improving healthcare and respecting people's tax dollars.  It's time for change that makes sense for families."

SOURCE New Democratic Party of Ontario

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