Nunavut has become the latest jurisdiction to sign onto the federal government’s $10-a-day child-care program.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the $66-million deal virtually this morning with Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok joining from a daycare in Iqaluit.
Trudeau says the deal means Nunavut’s daycare fees will be cut in half by the end of 2022 and will be $10 per day by March 2024.
He also says the estimated savings for families in Iqaluit will be about $14,000 a year.
The deal is part of the Liberal government’s promise to spend $30 billion over five years to realize a national child-care program and cut fees to $10-a-day over five years.
With Nunavut on board, Ontario is now the only jurisdiction not to sign onto the program.
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