Borrowing costs could increase without interest rates changing if lenders believe Canada is becoming a bigger credit risk.
An argument you hear a lot these days is that if the state paid for daycare, then more mothers would enter the workforce.
The Quebec government spent $2.3 billion last year, or $9,772 per child, on its daycare program.
Quebec subsidies cost north of $2.4 billion a year or roughly $9,700 per child.
Experience in health-care policy has proven that federal interference in provincial matters often leads to worse outcomes.
Economist advocates Canadian-style work-life policies as a solution to the current economic malaise in the U.S.