National Newswatch

COVID-19 crisis shows us childcare is always an essential service

Mar 24 2020 — Martha Friendly and Morna Ballantyne — Manitoba announced last week that it would be closing public schools, but leaving childcare centres open. Officials explained that childcare centres provide essential support to parents working during the COVID-19 crisis. A question soon began making the rounds on Twitter and Facebook: “Why are childcare programs in Manitoba not important enough to get adequate funding, […]