Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Vouchers, Tax Credits Part of Alberta Party Leader's Child-Care Plan

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Vouchers, Tax Credits Part of Alberta Party Leader's Child-Care Plan

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Alberta Party leader rolls out child-care plan

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EDMONTON - Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel says a government led by him would provide vouchers and tax credits to help families with kids in daycare or after-school care.

Making his first announcement in his campaign for the April 16 provincial election, Mandel says low- and middle-income families could use the vouchers at any licensed daycare.

He says the vouchers would provide a subsidy -- on a sliding scale depending on family income -- of up to 100 per cent of child-care costs.

An income-tested caregiver tax credit would be available for families choosing not to use licensed care.

Mandel also says an Alberta Party government would create more affordable child-care spaces around the province. …

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