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NDP Statement on Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

QUEEN'S PARK — Ontario NDP Child Care critic Bhutila Karpoche released the following statement on Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day:

TORONTO — NDP MPPs Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale-High Park), Jessica Bell (University-Rosedale), Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre) and Terence Kernaghan (London North Centre) have introduced a bill to stabilize rents and crack down on renovictions.

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP Child Care critic Bhutila Karpoche said that while the Doug Ford Conservatives argue with the federal Liberals over signing a deal for $10-a-day child care, Ontario families are paying the price.

Statement on the National Day of Action for Early Learning and Child Care

QUEEN'S PARK — The Ontario NDP's critic for Child Care Bhutila Karpoche released the following statement on today's National Day of Action for Early Learning and Child Care:

QUEEN'S PARK — Ontario NDP Child Care critic Bhutila Karpoche said the Ford government must follow the Government of British Columbia's example and make an agreement with Ottawa to create $10-per-day-child care in Ontario.

Nearly half of child care workers have considered leaving sector


QUEEN'S PARK — The NDP's critic on Early Learning and Childcare Bhutila Karpoche released this statement in response to a survey by the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care and the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario showing child care workers at a breaking point due to neglect, overwork and poor pay, with close to 50 per cent considering leaving the sector at some point during the pandemic:

Ford government refused to pass it Monday, but NDP won’t give up
 

QUEEN'S PARK — The NDP has tabled a bill to make May 10 an annual provincial Day of Action on Anti-Asian Racism. On Monday, Doug Ford’s Conservative MPPs prevented its immediate passage — but the NDP says it won’t give up.

TORONTO — NDP Child Care critic Bhutila Karpoche released the following statement in response to Steven Del Duca’s campaign announcement:

QUEEN'S PARK — Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and the NDP's Child Care critic Bhutila Karpoche released the following statement in response to news that child care workers are being made eligible for vaccination:

Bill 176 will improve supports for perinatal mental health disorders
 

QUEEN'S PARK — On Thursday, the Ontario Legislature will debate NDP MPP Bhutila Karpoche's Bill 176, the Maternal Mental Health Act, which seeks to expand treatment, supports and awareness of perinatal mental health disorders.

We are in the midst of a child care crisis. Read our letter to Doug Ford demanding immediate funding to stabilize the child care sector and ensure that all families have access to affordable child care. 

Ford must fund child care centres before it's too late

QUEEN'S PARK — The Ontario NDP's Childcare critic Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) released this statement in response to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) showing that many child care providers in Canada are in financial crisis, with Ontario facing the worst drop in enrolment:

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