Mandryk: Wage top ups for care givers a great step

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Admittedly, both of these good news announcements are fraught with problems … and a bit of politics.

How government can assure “anyone working now or returning to work” can get daycare space is more than a little curious, given there were shortages before the current situation that’s been massively complicated by school-age children being at home. Really, the daycare measures did sound a bit like government announcing something without actually doing much.

The same might be said for the wage top-up announcement that will benefit “an estimated 35,000 lower income, essential workers at senior-care, group homes, childcare facilities, and emergency and transition shelters” that is scheduled to last 16 weeks from March 15 to July 4.