Interesting piece about private daycare operators in various parts of the country… who are being targeted by the Left for being bad ugly people who use children to make a profit. Or something; it’s hard to understand exactly what it is that the NDP’s Olivia Chow objects to, since even state-sanctioned not-for-profit daycare centres employ people who make money caring for children. But anyway. Ms. Chow, whose private member bill “would commit Ottawa to a national daycare plan and deny funding to any new for-profit centre”, seems reasonably certain that “private” money is somehow worse than the “public” kind. (Though I agree with her when she says that “Tax dollars should not be going to a company’s bottom line” – it’s just that I would apply that principle across the board, not just against companies I don’t like.)
But that’s not what got my attention. What really grabbed me is right in the first paragraph:
Private sector daycare is under attack in many parts of the country, with vocal opponents claiming that earning a profit is fundamentally at odds with proper child care. [emphasis added]
Isn’t that what people used to say about health care? That it was wrong to make a profit caring for sick people? That it would be better if the state took over?
We all know how well that turned out, do we.
Tanya remarks: “Tax dollars should not be going to a company’s bottom line.” Oh, like the bottom line for an organization like Planned Parenthood, say?by