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One of the issues at play in the current election is subsidized daycare for Canadian families with young children …

The leaders of both the NDP and the Liberals made headlines again last week promising federal investment in daycare spaces across the country … But Quebec’s 20-year experiment in this area should serve as a cautionary tale for those who want to help families …

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First of all , the cost of Quebec’s daycare program has skyrocketed since its inception … Annual expenditures rose from some $300 million in 1997-1998 to $2.6 billion in 2014-2015 , an increase of over 700% …

Even taking into account inflation and the increased number of spaces , the cost per child has more than doubled …

Supporters of a model similar to Quebec’s in the rest of Canada should also be aware of another unintended consequence in this province ; Child care workers at public centres , as well as those providing home-based daycare , are now all unionized …

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via Quebec’s costly daycare experiment | KELLY-GAGNON | Columnists | Opinion | Toron.

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