Mr. Speaker, the Conservative child care policy has failed working families. The Prime Minister talks about giving parents choice, but tens of thousands of parents are stuck on long wait lists. They watch fees rise out of reach or their local day care centres close because the centres cannot find or afford qualified staff. What choice do these parents have?
Working parents know the importance of quality child care for the healthy development of their children. What about their choice?
Today's vote on my Bill C-303 is crucial. The bill would guarantee affordable, high quality early learning and child care that working families need and want and that Conservatives could not take away.
I ask all Canadians to join me in telling the Conservative government to stop restricting parents' choices and standing in the way of our children's futures.