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November 15, 2016

Pitt statement on NDP pilot daycare program

Today, Wildrose Shadow Human Services Minister Angela Pitt released the following statement in response to the NDP government’s pilot daycare program:

“Wildrose recognizes that securing affordable, quality child-care services in Alberta remains a challenge for families across the province.  

“It’s important we provide solutions to improve all child-care options to allow Alberta’s children to thrive and to meet the unique needs of families – especially low-income households struggling with access and affordability. Our current system has a lot of room for improvement.

“However, the pilot daycare program announced today by the NDP raises questions surrounding the long-term sustainability of this new government program, where the child-care centres will be located and who will qualify. We will watch carefully to see if this program will be effective in providing sustainable and broad-based support for families.”