Unlike the Federal government, the Provincial government plays a major role in child care.
The Ministry of Education dictates all things daycare center wise. Public funding (set up and ongoing), subsidies, staff to children ratios, age groupings, type of child care, licensed vs unlicensed (i.e. private home daycares), green space, window space, furnishing, washroom spaces, administration, staff requirements, supervision, health and safety; you name it, they cover it. Except cost. They do not dictate cost.
The Provincial government, currently, has a major role in daycare. Unfortunately, different provinces have different requirements for daycare. It is my opinion that we need a National Childcare Program that addresses differences in pricing and regulations.