The logic that appears to have been applied in this case has less to do with the subject under discussion, Day Care, and more to do with two political realities. The Conservative Party of Canada has a sizable following among the traditional family values set who find the idea of Day Care abhorrent, so a plan that acutely favors people who don't use the facilities would go over extremely well.
Secondly, poor people don't usually vote for the Conservative Party of Canada, but those with higher incomes do. Thus this plan meets the needs of this party's constituents far better than anything its predecessor was advocating and, in the end, that’s really what matters to all political parties: keeping their followers happy ( I could have used any party, but unfortunately for the Conservative Party of Canada, this was in the news today)
It severely limits both perceptions and solutions when ensuring solutions only fit into the neat little box of logic that forms the walls of ideology. While it's true that logic does play a role in the reasoning, its not used as the means for finding a solution.
Instead of considering all possibilities "in a step by step linear manner" and formulate a solution that is best for all concerned, we are now presented with a fait acompli whose rationale makes no sense unless considered within the context of an ideology. Logic has become merely the latest casualty in our world of political expediency. I wonder what will be next?