Mr. Speaker, every Canadian family with children under the age of 18 would benefit from these measures, a total of 4.1 million families.
Let me give some examples. The universal child care benefit would provide $720 a year for every child under the age of 18. This monthly cheque would help Canadians make ends meet and pay for priorities like groceries, after school activities for their kids and saving for post-secondary education.
There is more. The child care expense deduction has been increased for the first time in decades to help Canadian families.