Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre sent out a tweet on Sunday about the increased child care benefit, asking Canadians to let him know when they received a direct deposit.
In a separate message, he also referred to the money as “Christmas in July.”
But the responses were not were not entirely positive.
One mother compared the money, now $160 a month for children under six, to the $90-a-daycost of daycare.
"How about I just send you the bill for my kids' $90/day daycare?" - Nora Loreto
National Post columnist Andrew Coyne compared the message to Santa Claus.
"Don't think the "Govt as Santa" msg has ever been so overt. @PierrePoilievre: One more sleep til Christmas in July for Moms and Dads! #UCCB" - Andrew Coyne
The increased payments are retroactive to the start of the year, meaning the payments this month will be higher than any before: up to $520 for children under six, and up to $420 for every child six to 17.
-reprinted from 680News