To be clear: I don't support this call for more resources.
As a single parent myself, I've understood that as parents, we do what we can with the limited resources available to us. For those whose incomes are low, there is some help available (subsidies, etc) that can assist. If Sophie was calling for more resources for all Canadian parents of limited means, I'm all in - because that would be correct. How about a national daycare program for starters.
Raising a family is hard. Raising a family as a single parent is harder still. But we do it nonetheless. I believe that in our families, kids come first. If I found myself stretched to far, overwhelmed so much, that it took away from caring for my young child, then I would sacrifice those things that came between me and my son. That's our jobs as parents, we sacrifice for our families. Period.
Now, I'm not going to condemn Sophie and Justin for their parenting styles. That's not my business. But I'm having a hard time supporting her position here. I'm not the only one.
But I'm also finding that I don't care much about this. I'm not sure what the financial cost would be to accommodate Sophie, but as far as big issues that have a consequential effect on Canadians, this is not it.My dear friends,— Meanwhile in Canada (@MeanwhileinCana) May 14, 2016
Is emulating Mila Mulroney a wise direction to take? How did that electoral story end? #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/ZQh97T8jnB
Accommodate Sophie, or don't. But we've got bigger fish to fry in this country.