The Canada Child Benefit is very important for Canadian families. It will really change their situation everywhere in the country. In fact, it is going to improve the situation of 9 families out of 10. It will mean an enormous change for children who are now living in poverty. Our Child Benefit will improve the situation of 300,000 children.
However, we have to be fiscally prudent. This is a big change that will have an enormous impact. We know we have to improve future inflation rates. That is why we decided it was important to begin indexing this benefit in 2020.
As you are aware, the inflation rate is not very high at this time, but it will be important that this benefit be indexed in the future. We chose to act to make a major improvement to the situation right now, and we will do the same in future thanks to our decision to index the benefit.