April 28, 2018 2:03 pm

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.

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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

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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