Not long ago, I saw a great TVO documentary about grandparent’s unvalued work. It looked at how many grandparents, when they finally have a time for themselves, are picking up the pieces of their children - the children who haven’t coped with life. Sometimes these pieces are their children’s children. Just because they are related to and love their grandchildren, doesn’t make their work any less valuable. It’s social work. Social workers should always be paid. This is one of the prices we must pay for a democracy.