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Memo to Singh: the NDP enabled the demise of Canada’s only national childcare program

By Les Whittington      

Now Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, having anted up $30-billion for childcare, is negotiating again with the provinces.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, pictured during a press conference on Feb. 23. Singh should have a chat with Ken Dryden, who as Liberal social development minister spent 2004 and 2005 negotiating federal-provincial childcare agreements, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

OTTAWA—Accuracy is not a prominent feature in today’s public affairs and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh probably doesn’t expect people to remember 2005 events—certainly, he himself doesn’t seem to have any such recall.

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