Steve Clark & Ontario PCs Will Put More Money in the Pockets of Ontario Parents

Published on May 01, 2018

Ontario PC plan will allow families to make childcare decisions that work best for them

A Doug Ford Ontario PC Government will introduce a new childcare tax rebate for parents of children under 15 years of age.

Under the PC Plan, parents will receive an Ontario Childcare Rebate that will pay up to 75% of a family’s childcare expenses, with lower income families receiving the most support. Unlike the Liberal Plan, which only covers children between ages 2-4, and restricts childcare options to government-licensed providers, the Ontario PC Plan will cover childcare costs for children up to 15 years of age and cover multiple forms of care.

Steve Clark, incumbent Ontario PC candidate for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes said the PC plan will cover any form of childcare that works for the unique situation of individual families. Licensed care, independent care, babysitters, nannies and after-school programs will all be covered.

Clark said the PC approach will cover more children and respects parents by giving them the ability to choose the kind of child care that works best.

The announcement is the latest in a series of PC commitments to put more money in the pockets of Ontario families. To date, these commitments include a minimum wage tax credit, scrapping the carbon tax and cap and trade slush fund and introducing a series of reforms that will reduce Ontario residential hydro bills by 12%.