Nash wants child care back on national agenda, releases plan that will “pay for itself”

Toronto / January 26, 2022 –Peggy Nash, MP (Parkdale—High Park) and NDP leadership candidate, today put out her plan to Ensure Access to Early Childhood Education and Childcare.

“Too many families across Canada struggle to make ends meet while trying to ensure their children get the care they need,” said Nash. “My plan puts ECEC back on the federal/provincial/territorial table as an urgent social policy issue.”

Elaborated in collaboration Martha Friendly, a leading expert in this field and director of the Childcare Resource and Research Unit, Nash’s plan is based on evidence which consistently confirms that Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) programs support women’s equality, help lift families out of poverty, and strengthen communities.

Said Friendly: “While significant strides have been made by Quebec, provinces and territories have by and large yet to develop an adequate, well-designed, well-resourced approach to ECEC.

“There is absolutely no reason for Canada to remain without a national child care plan.”

“Under my leadership, the NDP – and the next government – will work to build a framework and funding commitments for publicly-managed, publicly-delivered, and non-profit ECEC services right across the country,” said Nash.

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“Peggy is a uniter and a leader within our Caucus. Her expertise on the economy will be an essential element to the NDP defeating the Conservatives and forming government in 2015. What’s more, Peggy understands and respects the concerns of Quebeckers. She has what it takes to build our Party in Quebec and garner new support from all parts of Canada.”

Dany Morin, MP

Chicoutimi-Le Fjord, QC
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