April 29, 2015

There is NO daycare shortage -- and the numbers prove it

Brian LilleyArchive

Hard data from the City of Toronto's own website shows that contrary to what many insist, there are numerous vacancies in institutional daycare facilities.

These vacancies have been present since 2009.

However, waiting lists contribute to the perception of a shortage because they aren't accurate: many parents' names stay on the daycare waiting list even after they have found a solution.

I talked to Andrea Mrozek of the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada about their new report,
"Is there really a daycare shortage?"

It busts many more daycare myths than just the one about "shortages."

Be sure to watch the whole thing -- then let us know what you think!

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commented 2015-04-30 00:41:16 -0400
There is no shortage of anything in Canada, if one really needs and wants to succeed in life. That is a fact! I would like to bring in discussion one of the statements made by those unemployed, who complain about shortage of jobs in our country – for the most part, I personally think that many of them would rather sleep until late and collect some kind of government assistance that waking early and lift their lives up.
commented 2015-04-29 18:35:26 -0400
Good report Brian. It’s a report that appeals to the mind rather than emotions.
commented 2015-04-29 17:13:07 -0400
Terry Rudden…it is the nature of the free market to offer supply where there is demand…it is the nature of bureaucracy to do this….
commented 2015-04-29 11:17:24 -0400
There is a shortage, a shortage of work places for the thousands of people who have been suckered into getting a degree in “child care”. In order to “make work” for these loyal lefties, the left has created the myth of the lack of daycare spaces. Thus creating more placement for the loyal supporters to gain employment in. Add to that the push to make all daycare “government funded”, meaning that they don’t actually have to have a need for existing, and you have a perfect condition for yet another bloated nightmare of a government run system, that serves a slender few. It also creates yet another pool of loyal lefties that the Liberal/NDP can count on in putting and keeping them in power.
commented 2015-04-29 10:25:53 -0400
Two quick questions, Mr. Lilley:
- Is it your contention that the availability of day care spaces in Toronto is a reasonable indicator of need for Canada as a whole?
- Is it your view that “The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada” represents an unbiased data source?