Today, the NDP announced $1.5 billion in massive new spending to expand their child care pilot.
Here’s what the NDP’s own Minister responsible told the Legislature about how their plan is going:
“Due to the downturn in the economy the subsidy has not been used as much.”
The NDP plan announced today will force parents who choose at home or informal child care to subsidize the choices of a minority of parents through their taxes. The NDP plan excludes rural families, shift workers, parents who work at home, and those who prefer less formal kinds of child care.
Economic challenges continue: as the result of NDP mismanagement, jobs are down while debt is up.
In the last four months, Alberta lost 48,000 full-time jobs. Alberta today has the highest unemployment rate outside of Atlantic Canada, while wage growth has stalled.
There are more Albertans unemployed today than when the NDP took office.
NDP mismanagement has put Alberta on track for $95 billion in debt by 2023. Today alone, Albertans are paying $5 million in interest payments on NDP debt. Just this year, Albertans will pay $2 billion in interest on NDP debt – more than the budgets of 19 out of 23 government departments.