BC Budget Subsidizes Child Care Costs


Families earning less than $45,000 a year or less will pay ‘little or nothing’ for licensed daycare

February 21st, 2018

Lori Culbert

The NDP’s first budget pledges $1 billion over the next three years to create an affordable child care system in B.C., although one without its major campaign promise of a $10-a-day rate.

Instead, it has promised a combination of two measures that will reduce child care costs for some families with kids in licensed facilities, and which will together help low-income earners the most.

According to the budget, approximately 27,000 families with annual incomes under $45,000 will eventually pay little or nothing for licensed child care.

“(The budget) makes an historical investment to take care of our children,” Finance Minister Carole James said Tuesday.

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