As a young single mother many years ago, my need for dependable, reliable child care was desperate. It was not available. My children and I struggled with catch-as-catch-can solutions throughout their early years.  We managed but it is not a situation that should still exist.  Now in my senior years, the very limited child care spaces in my community continues to plague any mother who needs or wants to work outside the home.  Our wonderful wealthy country needs to give its collective head a shake.

Universal child care benefits everyone.  It is long overdue in Canada.

Joan Byrne, Salt Spring Island, B.C.