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Canada: Competing to win

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Report of the Standing Committee on Finance
House of Commons. Standing Committee on Finance.
government document
Publication Date: 
1 Dec 2006

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The federal government amend the Income Tax Act to increase the value of the Canada Child Tax Benefit. Following this increase, the value of the tax benefit should be increased annually to reflect changes in the cost of living as measured by the Consumer Price Index.

Moreover, the government &emdash; in conjunction with the provincial/territorial governments &emdash; should fund a national, accessible, affordable, high-quality, publicly regulated childcare system. This system should respect any provincial/territorial child care programs already in effect, recognizing the leadership of the province of Quebec.