My Facebook friend Dean Rivando thinks otherwise.
Dean RivandoOne year since the death of Jack Layton, the man who killed the Liberal Early Learning and Child Care agreement with the provinces, an agreement that would have formed the basis of federal universal child care.
Quebec's experience with $7 a day child care proves that this is one of the most effective policy measures in reducing poverty. It allows people in one of the key groups at risk for long term poverty, single mothers and fathers, go to work. It reduces their dependence on the state.
The NDP hates the poor just as much as they hate the rich. Don't be fooled.
And Jack Layton was anything but a saint.