It’s selfish politics
Yes, because opening daycare spaces is just about the most selfish thing a government can do. Giving working families a chance to save some money, or a woman the change to work at all. Yes, that's terrible, and not what our government should be doing at all. Yessir, no matter how many studies show that spending public money on child care actually makes money in the long run because more people can work. Wouldn't want that, nosir.
Oh, and he said this because the NDP announced that they were funding more child care services in Fort Whyte—way to look out for your constituents, dude!