Let me get this straight.
- On average, not-for-profit child care centres reliably deliver better care than for-profit ones.
- In Canada, we need expansion of spaces as a high priority.
- This expansion must be accompanied by financial accountability for public money, caps on fees, higher wages, and better quality for children.
- Around the world, we have prominent experiences where for-profit child care corporations feast on public money without accountability, drive up fees much faster than inflation, and slash wages to enhance profit.
- Therefore, in Canada, we must resist limitations on the growth of for-profit child care and allow more entrepreneurs to enter the market.
It’s nice when opinion columns are logical; many people think it’s a requirement of the genre. But not so for the Globe and Mail. Their most recent editorial about not-for-profit and for-profit child care is insightful, but completely illogical.