Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will appear on Global News’ The Morning Show Thursday morning to discuss details of the new Canada Child Benefit.
The interview comes just a day after the launch of the “new and improved” CCB, which replaces the Canada Child Tax Benefit, the Universal Child Care Benefit and income splitting.
The federal government say the new benefit is simpler, better targeted to those who need it most, and “much more generous,” as families will reportedly see an average increase of almost $2,300 in the 2016-17 benefit year under the CCB.
The Liberals also estimate 300,000 fewer children will live in poverty in 2017 compared to 2014, due to the revamped benefit.
But critics have said the amounts of money involved aren’t enough to affect major decisions around jobs and childbearing.
The interview will air at 7:40 a.m. in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan and 8:40 a.m. in the Maritimes. It will air again at 9 a.m. across the country on the national edition of The Morning Show (10 a.m. in the Maritimes).