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Despite growing child care crisis, BC Liberal government underspends child care budget by $100 million

The BC government’s own public reports show that they haven’t spent the minimal funds they committed to child care over the last four years. Child care underspending totals almost $100 million, with $48 million underspent last year alone.

Sharon Gregson, spokesperson for the $10aDay Child Care Plan, calls the underspending “shocking,” adding, “BC’s child care budget is already far below international standards … $100 million could have made a real difference for BC families.”

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