Updates

Nearly half of child care workers have considered leaving sector
QUEEN'S PARK — The NDP's critic on Early Learning and Childcare Bhutila Karpoche released this statement in response to a survey by the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care and the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario showing child care workers at a breaking point due to neglect, overwork and poor pay, with close to 50 per cent considering leaving the sector at some point during the pandemic:
Ford government refused to pass it Monday, but NDP won’t give up
QUEEN'S PARK — The NDP has tabled a bill to make May 10 an annual provincial Day of Action on Anti-Asian Racism. On Monday, Doug Ford’s Conservative MPPs prevented its immediate passage — but the NDP says it won’t give up.

TORONTO — NDP Child Care critic Bhutila Karpoche released the following statement in response to Steven Del Duca’s campaign announcement:

Opportunity: Digital Engagement Coordinator

We are seeking a paid consultant Digital Engagement Coordinator to support the Parkdale—High Park Provincial NDP constituency association. 

Support for our Neighbours in Encampments

The Parkdale—High Park NDP stands with our neighbours living in encampments, affirms their right to live with dignity and agency, and calls on the provincial and federal government to take definitive action to end homelessness. 

 

Andrea Horwath releases new long-term care plan

TORONTO — Starting in 2022, Andrea Horwath will create 50,000 new long-term care spaces, ending the wait for home care and long-term care, and within eight years will make the entire system public and not-for-profit.

QUEEN’S PARK — A bill tabled by NDP MPP Bhutila Karpoche (Parkdale—High Park) to mark July of each year as Tibetan Heritage month passed unanimously in the Ontario Legislature today.

Victory!

NDP Black Caucus Statement on SIU’s finding in Regis Korchinski-Paquet case

QUEEN’S PARK — The chair of the Official Opposition Ontario NDP Black Caucus, Laura Mae Lindo, released the following statement in response to Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) clearing all police officers of wrongdoing in the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet:

Horwath urges provincial funding to cap classes

Official Opposition NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to the announcement of federal funding for the return to school, and Doug Ford’s choice not to use those funds to shrink class sizes:

Ford government making it worse for parents who need child care

QUEEN’S PARK – Doly Begum­­­­, NDP Early Learning and Child Care critic, said the Ford government’s release of it’s operational handbook for child care re-opening during COVID-19 on Thursday night has parents and child care advocates worried about skyrocketing costs, on top of the safety of children.

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