Horwath won't elaborate on sliding scale for child care plan
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 11:12AM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:05PM EDT
TORONTO - Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath wouldn't provide details today of what families earning more than $40,000 would pay for child care under her plan for the province.
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.