B.C. New Democrat Leader John Horgan has pledged to address the province's lack of affordable child care if his party is elected next spring.

Horgan is promising a $10-per-day universal child care program for B.C. to correct what he says is a provincial crisis.

“Women are not getting back into the workforce after they have children because they can’t find a place for their children to be cared for,” Horgan said while speaking at a Vancouver daycare Wednesday. “It’s an impact on the economy, it’s an impact on families and quality of life, and we need to do something about that.”