British Columbia has joined Ontario in signalling that Thomas Mulcair can’t count on it to kick in 40% of the budget for his signature daycare plan. The B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development on Tuesday issued a statement declaring: “B.C. would welcome federal support for programs like day care, but not new federal programs that would push new, unaffordable costs onto B.C. taxpayers. The B.C. government has already committed $323.5 million for child care in 2015-16. This is a more than 50% increase since 2000-01 that, through our B.C. Early Years Strategy, is supporting the creation of approximately 13,000 new licensed child care spaces by 2020.
That’s Ontario and B.C. out, Saskatchewan iffy, Alberta broke. And Quebec already has a daycare plan.