pardon me miss chrystia, i know that you are a big important canadian finance minister and i am just a simple kitten and often confused about the complex goings on of the world, but if, indeed, there is such a dangerous decline in female workforce participation due to covid lockdowns and school closures, have you considered maybe ending the lockdowns and school closures instead of creating some big new social program to fix the problems caused by your last big new social program?
kittens learn quite early that it’s easiest to get out of a hole if you stop digging.
do humans maybe do it differently?
The Los Angeles teachers union won a $500/month childcare stipend as a condition for their return to classrooms. According to the press release, they “need” it because the teachers have nowhere to leave their children while they teach, since all the schools are closed. https://achieve.lausd.net/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=4466&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=105026&PageID=1&mc_cid=e5a05a14e6&mc_eid=9386049114
Brilliant! Thank you-
She is a tool of pay-to-play financial behemoths who want in the lucrative education market ("social investing," UN Sustainable Development Goals, human capital investing).
It's always a good time to build a national childcare system: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/09/12/national_child_care_the_promise_thats_never_kept_walkom.html