The government heavily tilted the field against private operators who serve the majority of the market.
Parents who prefer informal daycare are excluded from the federal child care program.
Quebec’s blanket policy helped everyone including parents from high-income households.
The plan calls for $27.2 billion over the next five years to reduce daycare costs.
An argument you hear a lot these days is that if the state paid for daycare, then more mothers would enter the workforce.
Quebec subsidies cost north of $2.4 billion a year or roughly $9,700 per child.