Conservatives planning to enhance child care benefit in fall fiscal update

The National Post

OTTAWA — The Conservatives are planning to enhance the universal child care benefit in the upcoming fall fiscal update, so that parents with children older than six will also receive $100 cheques, multiple sources suggest.

The plan, if implemented, will provide a stark point of differentiation to the Liberals and the NDP. Tom Mulcair, the New Democratic Party leader, is set to reveal details of his plan to create a national, universal affordable daycare program in Ottawa next Tuesday, modeled on Quebec’s $7-a-day scheme. The Liberals have long advocated a national childcare program.

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