Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland was in Surrey this week, speaking with the Surrey Board of Trade on a focused and solutions-oriented discussion to help business, their labour force specifically on the topic of childcare. “During my discussions today, I heard first-hand about the positive impact expanding access to high quality, affordable early learning and childcare will have on this community. They have advocated, for years, for investments in early learning and childcare and its importance as essential social infrastructure needed for resilient economic growth. This historic investment is feminist economic policy, and it is smart economic policy. It will make life more affordable for young families across B.C. and help our country reach its full potential,” Freeland said.