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Alberta, Ottawa ink $3.8 billion childcare deal to lower cost to average of $10-a-day, create 40,000 new spaces

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This will be such a boon for our post-pandemic recovery, and getting more parents/guardians into the workforce.

I got some information from someone who knows the insider details but wishes to remain anonymous.

Before 2026: "Incomes lower than 120k will be getting significant subsidy, and 120k-179,999 will get a diminishing subsidy down to 40%. Operational grants will lower program costs to $22 a day regardless.
So program costs will at minimum be $22 a day (half the current average) up to the 2025/26 fiscal year"

After 2026: "[$10] is an average for everyone. At the lower incomes, the minimum will be $3/day by 2025/26, but those with incomes 180k+ will be paying the $22 a day since they won't get any subsidy."

And a disclaimer: They do not know if any last-minute changes were made between last Friday (when their office submitted their draft of the final agreement) and today.

 
This will be such a boon for our post-pandemic recovery, and getting more parents/guardians into the workforce.

I got some information from someone who knows the insider details but wishes to remain anonymous.

Before 2026: "Incomes lower than 120k will be getting significant subsidy, and 120k-179,999 will get a diminishing subsidy down to 40%. Operational grants will lower program costs to $22 a day regardless.
So program costs will at minimum be $22 a day (half the current average) up to the 2025/26 fiscal year"

After 2026: "[$10] is an average for everyone. At the lower incomes, the minimum will be $3/day by 2025/26, but those with incomes 180k+ will be paying the $22 a day since they won't get any subsidy."

And a disclaimer: They do not know if any last-minute changes were made between last Friday (when their office submitted their draft of the final agreement) and today.

Massive announcement!
Politically speaking, a major defeat for the UCP, clearly seen in the tone of Kenney's short speech during the announcement (belligerent and resentful, to say the least), and a huge victory for the federal Liberals, who projected a lot of strength with the PM and Deputy Prime Minister Freeland in Edmonton today, with emotional, lighthearted speeches (albeit, a little bit too emotional for my taste), and with a clear celebratory tone.
 
This will be such a boon for our post-pandemic recovery, and getting more parents/guardians into the workforce.

I got some information from someone who knows the insider details but wishes to remain anonymous.

Before 2026: "Incomes lower than 120k will be getting significant subsidy, and 120k-179,999 will get a diminishing subsidy down to 40%. Operational grants will lower program costs to $22 a day regardless.
So program costs will at minimum be $22 a day (half the current average) up to the 2025/26 fiscal year"

After 2026: "[$10] is an average for everyone. At the lower incomes, the minimum will be $3/day by 2025/26, but those with incomes 180k+ will be paying the $22 a day since they won't get any subsidy."

And a disclaimer: They do not know if any last-minute changes were made between last Friday (when their office submitted their draft of the final agreement) and today.

Does this include day homes who are registered as well?
 

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