There is a relationship. For anyone to argue that, argues against the history of the last 60 years. This is the first major social program we have talked about where the federal Government is abdicating its responsibility to ensure that there are national equitable standards for all children regardless of where they live. Flexible experimentation I believe were the words used by the Hon. Member for Calgary South. Does the Hon. Member know what that translates into?
It translates into hodge-podge, substandard care and inequality. Those are the real words that should be used. I bring that back to the living reality of the parents I see every day when I take my own child to day care, or the people in my own riding who I talked to when I visited every single day care centre. It is a very important concern because it relates to the next one. The next concern is that so many parents in Canada today are accepting that substandard care because there is no other alternative. They do not know who is looking after their child because they have to go into the private market-place to find care.
Subtopic: CANADA CHILD CARE ACT
Sub-subtopic: MEASURE TO ENACT