Question Period, Affordable Child Care & NDP Responds to Budget – April 21, 2021

Question Period, Affordable Child Care & NDP Responds to Budget – April 21, 2021

Question Period, Affordable Child Care & NDP Responds to Budget – April 21, 2021

During Question Period, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau squares off with the opposition once again in response to criticisms over Canada’s slow vaccine rollout.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, and Families Minister Ahmed Hussen deliver remarks at the start of their virtual discussion with parents on child care. The Liberal government’s 2021 budget pledges nearly $30 billion over five years to create a national early learning and child-care system. The aim is to cut fees for regulated spaces by 50 per cent by next year and to reach an average fee of $10 a day by 2026 across the country outside of Quebec, which has its own system.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks with reporters on Parliament Hill following the weekly meeting of his party’s caucus.

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