Sumary of COVID-19 opened ‘window of political opportunity’ to implement national childcare: Freeland:
- Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday stressed the importance of childcare and early education, saying that the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has created a “window of political opportunity”.
- Freeland, who also serves as deputy prime minister of Canada, made the comments during a virtual conversation with former minister Ken Dryden at the Liberal policy convention Thursday..
- Their talk, which focused on childcare and early learning, hinted heavily at its inclusion in Freeland first federal budget as finance minister — which is expected to be delivered in just over a week..
- Federal Liberals set to start 3-day convention, focusing on COVID-19 and upcoming budget “A lot of people who didn’t have to worry about early learning and childcare, now COVID has brought it into their lives and I think that creates a real opportunity for us,”.
- 4:24 How the pandemic is impacting the latest business headlines including the upcoming federal budget How the pandemic is impacting the latest business headlines including the upcoming federal budget Such a program would enable more women to keep working, create more jobs in early learning and childcare and give kids a head start in life, Freeland said of what she described as a “feminist policy.”.
- Freeland has previously spoken of plans to get women back into the workforce after the pandemic disproportionately devastated the involvement of women as daycares and schools shuttered during the spread of COVID-19….