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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to announce a finalized deal on child-care funding

An event held in Edmonton on Monday will also have an announcement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. It is all about a deal they have reached on child care funding.

The federal Liberal government has already inked deals on its $30-billion, five-year child care plan with seven provinces and one territory guaranteeing to reduce child-care charges to an average of $10 per day throughout the country; however, Alberta and Ontario to this point have remained holdouts.

The Alberta government says assertion on Monday will consist of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Families, Children and Social Development Minister Karina Gould, different provincial politicians and representatives from the child-care sector.

A spokesperson in the Prime Minister’s Office mentioned Trudeau, and his ministers may be in Edmonton individually for the event.

The federal plan has been extensively celebrated through kids and family advocates.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney also stated in April, while introducing the plan, that he failed to feel it accounted for stay-at-home parents, mentioning on the time that it might be most effective help what he called “urban 9-to-5 government- and union-run institutional daycare options.”

Source: National Post

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