POLITICS

Death of infant at unlicensed daycare sparks police and ministry probe

02/27/2014 01:24 EST | Updated 04/29/2014 05:59 EDT
TORONTO - The Ontario government has launched an investigation into the death of an infant at an unlicensed home daycare in Toronto.

Education Minister Liz Sandals says both police and her ministry are probing the death of the four-month-old boy on Feb. 14.

She says there's no record of complaints about the facility.

Sandals says she's not yet aware of the cause of the boy's death.

There have been similar incidents that have prompted the governing Liberals to propose changes to laws governing daycares.

The ministry is being sued by the family of a two-year-old girl who died last summer in another unlicensed daycare in York Region.

Police launched an investigation in November after the death of a nine-month-old child at an unlicensed home daycare in Markham.