PQ mulling new daycare squeeze

Quebec's popular $7-a-day daycare is facing some questions about its financial viability. 

 

The provincial government is looking at ways of making the system more profitable, and hasn't ruled out raising the daily rates.

 

Treasury Board President Stephane Bedard says Quebec can afford quality daycare, but wouldn't say whether it would still cost only $7 a day.

 

And while provincial Family Minister Nicole Leger says the government won't implement a fee hike, the possibility hasn't been ruled out.

 

She says she is looking at different methods of financing.

 

The PQ government, like the Liberal government before it, is lagging in its promise to add thousands of new daycare places in the coming years.

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  1. JoeN posted on 12/04/2013 07:09 PM
    Hmmmm, me thinks this is an opportunity for PQ creative new taxes. If only we could tax the stupidity of this political party, we would have a balanced budget and a surplus to boot!
  2. Drew posted on 12/05/2013 12:01 AM
    $7.00 a day we all new that was not going to last. Maybe they should charge by what you earn and exclude welfare recipients
  3. Brahmi posted on 12/05/2013 12:27 AM
    I've never understood why the $7 a day is universal and not a subsidy for people below a certain income bracket. When people who make a lot of money pay less on daily childcare than coffee or parking, it warps their opinion of how valuable the service is and everything that goes into it. Now, we're in a crunch because people in higher income brackets haven't been obliged to invest in the system, and we're talking about raising rates on everyone? It doesn't make sense.
  4. More BS posted on 12/05/2013 06:09 AM
    Need more money for the oqlf ! Need more money to give Boisclair a raise! Need more money to give themselves a raise ! Need more money for bill 60! Need more money for the Charbonneau commission. ...........
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