Child Care benefit: Critics question timing of cheque

Jul 24, 2015

CBC New Brunswick

July 23, 2015

The government's release of the increased Universal Child Care Benefit has Canadians questioning whether it is an investment in the economy, to support people and advocate for universal child care or really to buy out votes for the upcoming election.

Federal Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre has been promoting the government's new UCCB plan.

 

"We felt in the past, most of the benefits that we've gotten from this tax, we've ended up paying back fully so for us, it's definitely making us research a little bit more and look at our vote," said parent Amy Watt.  

There is speculation that the timing of the cheques rolling out is questionable, happening just months before the federal election in October.  

 

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