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Ottawa may offer more child care breaks

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Summary

Hints the next federal budget will bring relief for parents

Speculation that Ottawa will increase child care breaks for moms and dads

OTTAWA, ON. (NEWS 1130) – Could Canadian families see more child care help when the Trudeau government unveils its budget on March 22nd? One minister isn’t ruling it out.

Since taking office the Trudeau government has increased payments to families as a part of its Canada Child Benefit, but there’s a chance more could be on the way.

Minister for Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos also pointed out the government has been working on strategies with provincial counterparts and didn’t rule out more help in the next fiscal plan. “To assist provinces and territories in increasing the quality, the inclusiveness and the accessibility and affordability of child care everywhere in Canada. [Can we expect anything new in budget that’s coming up?] We’ll have to see.”

So, it’s not a yes, but not a no either. Duclos is also talking about the need to help Canadian families. “Housing, child care and family income — again, those are three key inputs into the welding of our families.”

To hear the Duclos’ full interview click here.