. Canada to put up C$30 bln for long-awaited national childcare program « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Reuters – Canada will invest up to C$30 billion ($23.9 billion) over five years to set up a long-promised national childcare program and help female employment recover from harm done by the COVID-19 pandemic, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Monday.

Freeland, who has stressed her feminist credentials since becoming Canada’s first female finance minister last August, said Ottawa wanted to bring the average daily fee for regulated childcare down to C$10 within five years and halve costs by the end of next year.

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