6. B.C. commits $1 billion to launch 'universal' child-care initiative
from Globe and Mail
British Columbia's NDP government has taken the first steps toward becoming the only province outside Quebec with a publicly funded daycare system, launched with a $1 billion investment over three years. Although the NDP backed off its election campaign promise of a Quebec-style $10-a-day child-care system, the plan pledges a "universal" child-care initiative that will create 22,000 new child-care spaces, offer child-care subsidies to tens of thousands of families and train thousands of new early childhood educators.
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