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Childcare

Liberal

  • Reduce fees for childcare by 50% next year.
  • Finalise agreements with more provinces & territories to provide $10-a-day childcare within 5 years or less.
  • Create 250K new childcare spaces.
  • Hire 40K more early childhood educators.
  • Work with Quebec to build on its childcare system.
  • Work with Indigenous partners on childcare for Indigenous children.
  • Enact federal childcare legislation.

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Conservative

Convert the Child Care Expense deduction into a refundable tax credit covering up to 75% of childcare for lower income families, and pay it out over the course of the year.
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NDP

  • Introduce legislation committing to high-quality, public childcare.
  • Provide relief funding to re-open spaces lost from COVID-19 at not-for-profit childcare centres at risk of closure.
  • Work with the provinces to build a universal, $10 a day childcare system.
  • Ensure childcare workers are paid a living wage.
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Green

  • Work with governments, Indigenous communities, & the childcare sector to ensure that universal affordable childcare becomes a reality.
  • Increase federal childcare funding to at least 1% of GDP annually.
  • Eliminate GST on construction costs for childcare spaces.
  • Ensure equitable access high-quality, culturally appropriate early learning & childcare programs for First Nations, Inuit, & Métis children.

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