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Minister's Statement on Daycare Complaints

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Minister's Statement on Daycare Complaints

Ministry of Education

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."

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Media Contacts

  • Lauren Ramey

    Minister’s Office

    Lauren.Ramey@ontario.ca

    416-325-2503

  • Gary Wheeler

    Communications Branch

    gary.s.wheeler@ontario.ca

    416-325-2454

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