By Allison Jones THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- Ontario is launching a grant program for child-care operators to create new spaces, as part of the province’s commitment to add tens of thousands of new spots, a target advocates say will fall well short of demand spurred by $10-a-day care. The province agreed in its $10-a-day deal with the federal government in March to create 71,000 new child-care spaces by 2026 and the government says it has already made progress, with 53,000 spaces left to be created. Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced a $213-million program Monday that will provide one-time grants to new and existing child-care operators to offset initial costs of expanding or creating spaces, such as buying equipment or renovating facilities. The grants, funded by the federal government as part
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