Apr 28, 2018

By Christine Ross

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Another pre-election announcement today, this time from Ontario’s Conservatives. In a released statement, Doug Ford’s party says it will cover up to 75 per cent of the cost of child care for low-income families. The plan would provide up to $6,700 per child or three-quarters of the total cost for low-income families through an Ontario Childcare Rebate. The rebate would work on a sliding scale, with families making more than $150,000 receiving a 26 per cent rebate. The Tories say the plan will cost 389 million a year. The Liberals released their own child care plan last month, promising free full-day, licensed child care for preschoolers starting at the age of two-and-a-half. The province’s New Democrats plan includes free child care for low-income families, and $12 per day for all other families.

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