Trudeau announces plan to ensure greater economic security for middle class families
TORONTO – A Liberal government will support economic security for middle class Canadian families, and those working hard to join them, by putting more money in the pockets of those who need it most, providing high-quality, affordable child care spaces, and offering more flexibility for working parents, said the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today.
A Liberal government will enhance the economic security of families in the following ways:
- We will create the Canada Child Benefit (CCB): one bigger, fair, tax-free, automatic monthly child benefit to put more money back in the pockets of the Canadian families who need it most.
- We will work with provinces, territories, and First Nations to create a new National Early Learning and Child Care Framework, administered as part of our investment of nearly $20 billion in social infrastructure over the next ten years. We will work collaboratively on funding agreements to create affordable, high-quality, accessible, inclusive early learning and child care spaces across the country.
- We will offer greater flexibility for parents who are providing care for their children by making parental leave more flexible to family circumstances, amending the Canada Labour Code to allow for more flexible working arrangements, and providing a more accessible and flexible Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefit.