Everyone says they want what's best for children. If that's so, then we'd demand better working conditions for teachers and a fairly negotiated wage.
We'd appreciate and financially recognize stay-at-home parenting as a valid child care option and we'd prioritize more family time, reduce financial pressure on families, legislate paid emergency time off to care for children.
If society truly put children's needs first, then when teachers don't teach, those innocents always caught in the middle could go home. But fighter jets, more bridges and prisons, rich MP and MLA pensions and pay hikes and environment-destroying mega-projects are more important investments.
Ruth Alsemgeest Richmond