More than a hundred people took the streets in Whitehorse Friday morning to support daycare operators in a rally for higher government subsidies.
Parents, daycare staff, opposition politicians and mayoral candidates walked from Shipyards Park to the Yukon Government administration building on Second Avenue.
Chelsea Larose showed up to the protest with her baby.
"I'm here to support the people who take care of my baby, show them that what they do matters," she said. "They're not babysitters, they're teachers."
Health and Social Services Minister Doug Graham was not at the protest. He says daycare operators were given a 30 per cent increase in 2007 and the government has supported daycares in other ways since then.
"There's no doubt I agree we have a role to support them, we have to support them," he said. "It's going to take us some time to review and to analyze all the funding requests and at that time we'll make a decision, so I'm not saying no."