September 11, 2017

As workers vote to strike, here's the dirty secret about Quebec's subsidized daycare

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

Unionized daycare workers at 107 Montreal and area government subsidized daycare centres have just voted to strike. 

Since daycare providers are not an essential service in Quebec, parents are left scrambling with only six days notice, something proponents of publicly-funded daycare tell us would never happen in a safe public system.

Proponents of Quebec's subsidized daycare system say that it's affordable for everyone, with its sliding scale of $7 to $20 per day.

But on the backside, Quebecers pay some of the highest personal income taxes in the entire country to fund this kind of stuff.

A 2015 joint MIT, University of Toronto and UBC study showed that exposure to Quebec's universal childcare system resulted in higher crime rates, problems with impulse control and hyperactivity in boys, and a decline in "pro-social behaviours" (like sharing, donating and volunteering) in girls.

But that's certainly not stopping this healthcare union from demanding more while leaving parents in the lurch.

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commented 2017-09-12 12:32:26 -0400
Joe Boudreault – the state thinks they own our children, and having unionized daycare means they are brainwashing the children earlier, so they can pretend to be the parent. It’s sickening!
commented 2017-09-12 11:48:14 -0400
Government-sponsored daycare should be made illegal. It is immoral and unethical. What right does any government have in robbing me of my money to ‘aid’ selfish parents who are unable or too lazy to provide for themselves??
commented 2017-09-12 10:20:31 -0400
I wonder how much daycare there will be in Qeerbec when Alberta seperates from Canada !
commented 2017-09-12 08:24:49 -0400
Day Care people aren’t air traffic controllers and most of us know what happened when they tangled with Ronald Reagan. It’s the same with teachers. Screw them . Fire them all.
We have all become slaves to the government and the public sector unions. There is a choice. Courage ahead of cowardice. Having backbone instead of caving in to these constant demands.
commented 2017-09-12 01:40:00 -0400
My fiance lived in Quebec most of her life and many people are left waiting on lists too get this government service , it is not provided for all and people who are well off who can afford private daycare get the subsidized care while others who cannot are left wanting and waiting.
commented 2017-09-11 23:34:32 -0400
Good one SHEILA , I wonder how much play this will attract in the lamestream LUGENPRESSE

Yes , good points HAROLD
commented 2017-09-11 22:08:13 -0400
Harold Hoff, excellent post, I couldn’t agree more.
commented 2017-09-11 21:10:31 -0400
I find this quite interesting from a different perspective. Sheila outlined associations of some anti-social behaviours in children in Quebec’s “Care”. These are the same harms that 40 years of parenting-system research often associated with positive-permissive parenting systems, and of course, the people who look after the children have certainly been indoctrinated with the very same techniques in their so-called “training”. It’s interesting to see something that should be completely predictable manifest in here.

The bottom line can be summed up like this: If you want the best odds for the best outcomes of your children, then if at all possible, keep them as far away from any government worker as possible:
1) If you can, have one parent (doesn’t matter which one) stay home and raise, nurture and discipline your kids, and;
2) If you can, pull them out of public schooling, anything is better, but home-schooling is the best developmental option in most cases.
commented 2017-09-11 18:40:25 -0400
Why doesn’t Quebec ask the Saudi’s for a grant? After all, it is a good customer purchasing the halal oil.

Reality is when the Quebec gov’t accedes to the demands of this union, it will go to Baby Doc to extort more money from Canada. Baby Doc will then wring the few remaining oil dollars remaining on the prairies to comply.
commented 2017-09-11 18:38:06 -0400
The province set up a system which can easily be extorted. A lot of government corruption in Quebec.