McFadyen Promises Extra Child Care Benefit

Hugh McFadyen (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The provincial Conservatives would implement a universal child care benefit to support children ages six to 12 if elected.

Speaking at a family’s home in south Winnipeg Thursday afternoon, party leader Hugh McFadyen said the program would pay families with children in that age range $100 a month for each child.

“Every little bit helps, and this benefit would be a big boost for our family,” said Allison and Mike Howell, Southdale residents and the owners of the home where McFadyen made the announcement. “Knowing we could count on this program to continue until my children are twelve years old will make a difference for us.”

The child care benefit is modelled after the federal program, which applies to all children under six.