Federal Election Promises

2019 Canadian Federal Election

EARLY LEARNING AND CHILD CARE PROMISES AT A GLANCE

AECEA's Vision

Well-qualified, well-compensated early childhood educators are respected as professionals, valued for their important work, and supported in providing high-quality child care for Alberta’s children and families. 
 

Justin Trudeau

Jagmeet Singh


 

Andrew Scheer

Elizabeth May

Child care services:

  • Lower parents' child care fees by 10% nationwide
  • Double federal support tot the provinces and territories through the Early Learning and child Care Framework, investing at least $535 million more each year
  • Establish a national secretariat to work with the provinces and territories to lay the groundwork for a pan-Canadian child care system
  • Give up to $1,000 more to families to help when the costs of raising kids are highest, by boosting the Canada Child Benefit by 15% for children under the age of one
  • Make maternity and parental benefits tax-free
  • Introduce a 15-week leave for adoptive parents

Child care services:

  • Pass legislation that "enshrines Canada's commitment to high-quality, public child care
  • Invest $1 billion in 2020 and increase the amount annually, with the aim of ensuring affordable, public or not-for-profit child care is available to all families
  • A right to accessible and affordable child care would be enshrined in law

Child care services:

  • Commitment to remove federal income tax from EI maternity and EI parental benefits
  • Provide a tax credit of 15% for an income earned under EI maternity and parental leave

Child care services:

  • Increase federal child care funding to at least 1% of GDP annually
  • Increasing parental leave pay

Child care workforce:

  • Invest at least $25 million per year to help cover the costs for early childhood educators seeking further training, and lower tuition costs for people getting their early childhood educator degree

Child care workforce:

  • Planned legislation will include provisions for training new child care workers and ensuring they are paid appropriate wages

Child care workforce:

  • no statements or promises

Child care workforce:

  • Free post-secondary education
  • Elimination of student debt

Infrastructure:

  • Create up to 250,000 more before and after school spaces for kids under the age of 10
  • Dedicate a target of 10% of the new spaces to provide more child care options for parents who work overtime, late shifts, or multiple jobs

Infrastructure:

  • Will commit $10 billion over four years toward the building of 500,000 new child care spots

Infrastructure:

  • no statements or promises

Infrastructure:

  • Eliminate GST on all construction costs related to child care spaces
  • Supporting child care centers to be opened in proximity to public transit
Investing in educators
Inclusivity
Affordability
Accessibility
Investing in educators
Inclusivity
Affordability
Accessibility
Investing in educators
Inclusivity
Affordability
Accessibility
Investing in educators
Inclusivity
Affordability
Accessibility

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