child care

Gurkiran Kaur and Jagmeet Singh shop for baby clothes ahead of the national leaders debate. (@theJagmeetSingh/Twitter)

Will Jagmeet Singh’s child-care platform work as well for him as impending fatherhood?

Election Image of the Day: The sight of the NDP leader shopping for baby clothes is enough to warm any voter’s heart. The same cannot be said for $10-a-day day care.
Austin Boyce-Pettes

Why Canada needs to disrupt the child care industry

Failing to support home-based child care may be the single biggest missed opportunity in the Liberals’ child care plan
Justin Trudeau

The hope and hype of a ’gender-based’ budget

Budget 2017 highlighted inequities Canada’s self-styled ’feminist’ prime minister has yet to change
Tug of War

How day camps became summertime day care

Parents increasingly depend on city-run camps to keep their kids busy during the dog days. Is it time to overhaul the school calendar?
Thomas Mulcair

Is universal daycare actually good for children?

Universal daycare is almost certainly good for the economy. But what about the children who actually use it?

Election Issues 2015: A Maclean’s primer on child care

Maclean’s is your destination for the 2015 election. Start with our in-depth primers on the issues that will dominate the election, like child care
Thomas Mulcair

Thomas Mulcair on child care and assisted suicide

Aaron Wherry in conversation with the NDP leader about day-care fees and early-learning strategies
Parliament Hill and the Library of Canada in the fall in Ottawa, Ont. on Oct, 18, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lars Hagberg

The Maclean’s politics panel: Pure policy, pure politics

The Ottawa bureau discussed the stories that have Ottawa talking
Kevin Milligan

What can we learn from Quebec’s child care experience?

The province’s child care program has done a lot for working moms, not so much for their kids
A bare minimum of care

The daycare debate

A death at an illegal daycare has revived calls for universal child care. But that’s not most parents’ first choice