Minister's Statement on Daycare Complaints
Today, Education Minister Liz Sandals made the following statement:
"I am devastated to learn of the death of a toddler this week in an unlicensed child care setting. This is a tragedy that no parent should have to experience and my heart goes out to the loved ones of this child.
I learned earlier today that the ministry did not respond to all previous complaints made against this unlicensed provider, as is the normal policy of the ministry.This is clearly unacceptable, and I have directed my Deputy Minister, George Zegarac, to conduct a detailed examination of this incident as well as related ministry processes. I want to assure Ontarians that we are doing everything in our power to keep our children safe."