First off, most Canadians do need the cheque, and if they donít need the money right now, it could be put away for their childrenís education.
Thereís a reason itís called a child care cheque. Itís for the child.
For those lucky enough to not have to worry about their childrenís future, it could be donated to a childrenís charity. It would be a great lesson, having them realize that not everyone is as lucky as they are.
I know an election campaign is expensive, and that the party is still facing a hefty 2.7 million dollar debt to the Canadian public, over their misguided and deceptive ďpoolingĒ adventure, but the optics of this are bad.
Besides if they are taking the position that this a Conservative scheme, and not as good as it appears, why would they want to continue it?
But enough of that.
$15.00 a Day NDP Daycare Plan
In a discussion over the NDP soliciting children for money, many have said that itís in their best interest because of the partyís proposed daycare plan. However, that plan is as flawed as the UCCB.
In 2003, when the Charest Liberals (of which Mulcair was a part), gained power, John Ibbitson covered it for the Globe and Mail.
He saw turmoil ahead, not unlike that experienced in Ontario under Mike Harris, and Alberta under Ralph Klein, since the party had run on a tough neoliberal platform.
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