Quebec’s $7/day rate structure for childcare is often touted as a model for Canada because it supposedly makes childcare affordable for Quebecers. In reality, it masks the costs with subsidy, and defers the cost onto others. Childcare operators can survive on $7/day, because they receive as much as five times that amount in subsidies directly from the provincial government. Those funds come from the taxes of those same parents using daycare today, or from taxing tomorrow those children receiving the service, raising greater ethical questions.