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Finance committee  Yes, sure. I too was sitting in this chair 32 years ago when I had just become a parent for the first time. I'm a grandmother, and here we are still addressing the same problems. It's frustrating. We will see what happens in Ontario but I think it's going to be very instructive

September 26th, 2018Committee meeting

Morna Ballantyne

Finance committee  Yes, it would be an excellent recommendation if the objective of the committee is to come up with recommendations that would contribute to economic growth, to gender equality and to the well-being of families and particularly of young children under the age of six who are lacking

September 26th, 2018Committee meeting

Morna Ballantyne

Finance committee  To a great extent, it would depend on the GDP. Right now we're at 0.04%, so we have a long way to go to reach the benchmark. We think that we could get there with both federal and provincial support. We're not relying only on federal spending to reach the 1%, but also provincial

September 26th, 2018Committee meeting

Morna Ballantyne

Finance committee  The 11-year plan that was announced by the federal government in 2017.... Right now we're at $540 million. The problem is that it doesn't ramp up. It will ramp up more, according to the plan, in the last five years. Even then, we only get to just under $900 million by the end of

September 26th, 2018Committee meeting

Morna Ballantyne

Finance committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair and members of the committee, for this invitation. Child Care Now, which is also known as the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada, acts on behalf of a broad range of voices across Canada who want high-quality, affordable, inclusive early learning and c

September 26th, 2018Committee meeting

Morna Ballantyne