They say it is time Ottawa got official estimates about how much it costs to raise a child, to guide public policy and help parents with planning.
But I am now going to say something that will make some people angry:
If you are already stretching to pay your bills, you cannot afford children. Do not have them if you are going to need other people to pay for them.
Those other people have their own children to pay for and they already pay enough tax in this country.
Children are not a right.
They are a responsibility.
The people who try to wipe out poverty with other people’s money are, and always have been, on the wrong track.