Statement by Ontario NDP Deputy Leader Jagmeet Singh on the Banning of Childcare Wait List Fees

Ontario NDP Deputy Leader Jagmeet Singh issued the following statement in response to this morning’s announcement about the banning of childcare wait list fees.

“Finding affordable childcare is hard enough for moms and dads. Asking them to pay hundreds of dollars just to get on a wait list is insulting. This is why NDP MPP Peter Tabuns, at the request of concerned parents, brought forward a Private Members Bill to ban fees just to get on a childcare wait list. I’m glad that after more than a decade in government the Liberals are finally listening to parents on this issue and following the lead of the NDP. This is a step in the right direction, but there is more to do, like creating more affordable childcare spaces so moms and dads don’t face these wait lists in the first place.”