Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath doesn’t elaborate on child care sliding scale
The NDP is proposing to fully subsidize public, licensed, not-for-profit child care for those lower-income earners if elected next month.
Households earning more than $40,000 would pay an average of $12 a day, but the NDP has not given details about brackets, specific fees or caps.
Horwath was asked several times for those details today, and would only say that it is a sliding scale.
She says the highest-income families in the province will not see a huge break, but families who are struggling to pay their rent and hydro bills need help.
The NDP child-care plan also proposes to increase wages for early childhood educators and add 202,000 new not-for-profit, licensed, affordable child-care spaces.
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