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Child care plan subject to taxation [CA]

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Letter to the Editor
MacGregor, Donna
Publication Date: 
20 Jan 2006

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I hope that voters are paying attention to some vital information in this article. Specifically, the fact that the $1,200 promised by the Conservatives in their child care plan is actually less than that amount.

It may come as a great surprise that the $1,200 would be subject to taxation and clawbacks. Subsequently, families earning from $30,000 to $40,000, for example, would receive only $388 a year (just a bit more than $1 a day).

This is not a tiny detail. I think that many people are anticipating the full $1,200 per year, per child.

- reprinted from the Toronto Star