Among the losers in the PQ budget tabled Thursday were parents of young children who were told the days of $7 a day daycare are out.
As of September it will be $8 a day and $9 a day in 2015.
Most parents at Le Sabler, a large public daycare in the Plateau, said $9 a day to send your child to daycare is cheap but there fed up with the Parti Québécois not keeping promises.
“I’m sick of the corruption, it’s just wrong for them to pick in our pockets again,” Louis Nehme, who has a 2 year old son at Le Sabler said.
“Money is not being properly invested within the departments, and it shouldn't be increased, if anything it should be decreased because there’s families that $7 is a lot for them, so there needs to be an equilibrium,” Dave Dumouchelle, another parent, said.
Lucy Chabot the director of Le Sabler, told CJAD subsidies have been drastically cut over the last five years and unfortunately parents have to pay to maintain the quality of service in public daycares.
“We’re paying nothing for daycare here, we’re so lucky,” Jennifer Roberge, a parent who used to pay $450 per week to send her child to daycare in the U.S. told CJAD.