Doug Ford’s Ontario PC party offering 75 per cent child care rebate if elected

The Ontario PC party will offer Ontarian's up to a 75 per cent rebate for child care. File / Global News

Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative party has announced they will cover 75 per cent of child care for Ontario families if elected.

The Tories said they will cover up to $6,750 per child under the age of 15 and estimate it will cost the government $389 million annually.

READ MORE: Ontario Liberals vow to offer free child care for pre-schoolers beginning in 2020

In a media release sent out Saturday morning, the Ontario PCs said their rebate would be adjusted to provide extra help for low-income families.

Families with an income of $150,000 or higher would receive closer to a 26 per cent rebate.

READ MORE: NDP’s Andrea Horwath top challenger to Doug Ford in Ontario election: poll

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The announcement comes after the Ontario Liberals released their childcare plan last month. Premier Kathleen Wynne promised to offer free licensed child care for pre-school children starting in 2020.

The Ontario Liberal’s plan is expected to cost $930 million.

The provincial election is set to take place in June.


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