Federal Ministers Announce $625 Million to Support Child-Care Restart

COVID-19: Canada Responds

Federal Ministers Announce $625 Million to Support Child-Care Restart

At a news conference in Ottawa, federal ministers Ahmed Hussen (families, children, and social development) and Mona Fortier (middle class prosperity) announce $625 million in funding for the Canadian child-care sector to support parents’ return to work amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The ministers then take questions from reporters on topics including the ongoing controversy surrounding the federal government’s now-cancelled contract with WE Charity and reports of a toxic work environment at Rideau Hall under Governor General Julie Payette. (July 24, 2020)