Childcare in the real world

Spouse just updated me on a friend, a single Mom.

In the Fraser Institute’s world, she is someone who spends nothing on child care. In the real world she is someone who has been forced to take 2 night shifts a week (ie. work until 3 am) to accommodate care of her child.

Because she couldn’t find childcare for her toddler.

Now, think about that. You work 2 night shifts. 3 day shifts. How do you think your sleep pattern is holding up? How often do you get to see your child?

She has a good union job. It’s not about being unable to afford it, although it would undoubtedly be a big financial hit.

It’s because there simply aren’t enough childcare spots to go around.