This particular question is framed poorly in that given the way I feel, it presents the participant with a flawed premise. The way I read it, it’s asking whether I think the money that currently goes to parents (the Canada Child Benefit?) should instead go to child care centres to let parents who want to work the flexibility to do so.
However, my particular opinion is that the Canada Child Benefit is great, but having the government subsidize child care in addition would really benefit parents too, especially those who might not be able to afford child care otherwise (it’s HECKA expensive).
Answering ‘disagree’, like I did, could reasonably be interpreted as meaning that I think money should continue to be given directly to parents instead of going to child care centres. But in my case, I don’t think it should be a ‘one or the other’, I think parents should have affordable ways to make sure their kids are in a safe and engaging atmosphere during the day if they want to work (until kids go to school).
I find that with a lot of these questions, with the way they’re phrased, the most ‘extreme’ positions aren’t addressed at all, or the problem space the question addresses can’t be answered with a one-dimensional ‘agree/disagree’ scale.
Summary: I support the ability for parents to receive cash each month to help raise their kids (dependent on income), AND the ability to access subsidized (affordable) child care if they need or want it. Not everybody has other options.
Table of Contents
- Making the CBC Vote Compass even better
- Proposition 1: First-time home buyers (FTHBs)
- Proposition 2: Handguns
- Proposition 3: Child Care
- Proposition 4: Health Care
- Proposition 5: Basic Income
- Proposition 6: Quebec Separatism
- Proposition 7: Unions
- Proposition 8: Climate Change
- Proposition 9: Reconciliation
- Proposition 10: Quebec Separatism (2)
- Proposition 11: Equalization Payments
- Proposition 12: Trans Pronoun Rights
- Proposition 13: Corporate Taxes
- Proposition 14: Abortion Services
- Proposition 15: Supervised Injection Sites
- Proposition 16: Oil and Gas Subsidies
- Proposition 17: Asylum Claims
- Proposition 18: Defecit Reduction
- Proposition 19: Immigration
- Proposition 20: Military Spending
- Proposition 21: Single-Use Plastics
- Proposition 22: Employment Insurance
- Proposition 23: Violence Against Indigenous Women
- Proposition 24: Wealth Tax
- Proposition 25: Gender-Balanced Cabinet
- Proposition 26: Pharmacare
- Proposition 27: Monarchy
- Proposition 28: Foreign Policy on Human Rights
- Proposition 29: Carbon Tax
- Proposition 30: Religious Minorities
- Propositions 31 & 32 (QOTD): Religious Symbols Ban
- Ways to Improve the CBC Vote Compass (Conclusion)