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The Conservative child care plan will help poorer Canadians, leaving middle-income families across the country with less support than those in the lowest tax bracket, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole said.
When asked which income bracket would benefit the most from the Conservative child care system, O’Toole said, “It’s very low. It would be in the order of $ 30,000. “O’Toole made the remarks during the first installment of The National Presents: Face to Face with Federal Party Leaders, in which four undecided voters have five minutes to question one of the four federal party leaders on an issue close to their hearts.
WATCH / Erin O’Toole answers questions about childcare from Jason Hawkins of Toronto
The Conservative leader answered the first of his questions from Jason Hawkins of Toronto. Hawkins and his wife are both teachers with newborn twins.
Faced with looming child care costs of $ 3,200 per month, Hawkins said he’s not sure both parents can return to work, and he asked O’Toole who his plan is. designed to help.
“It would be the people in the lower tax bracket, which I don’t think, in your case as a teacher, would be you, Jason,” O’Toole said. “I’m just being honest with you. What we do is try to help the people there; [with] seventy 75 percent of the cost. “
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If O’Toole is elected prime minister, he pledges to scrap the Liberals’ child care plan, which aims to cut the cost of child care in half immediately and strive to have child care to $ 10 a day nationwide within five years. .
Eight provinces and territories have already signed child care cost-sharing agreements with the Trudeau government.
O’Toole’s plan would be to offer parents a tax credit that would cap low-income families at $ 6,000 a year, $ 500 a month. These payments would be spread out over the year to help parents meet their bills rather than having to claim the full amount at tax time.
When asked how a tax credit would help create much-needed child care spaces, O’Toole said the money his policy injects into the child care system will result in the creation of much needed child care spaces. these places.
“Seems like the Conservative plan isn’t really targeting me or people like me,” Hawkins said at the end of his five minutes.
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