Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for that great question and the great work that he has done for his constituents over the years.
I was pleased to be in Pickering over the last week and met with families to tell them about the expanded and increased universal child care benefit.
I met with Melanie. Melanie is a single mom with a five-year-old son, soon turning six. She was thrilled when I told her that our plan would increase and expand the universal child care benefit for her, because she counts on that support.
I also told her that the Liberal plan would be to completely end the universal child care benefit and that the NDP plan would not help her at all, because she is not using licensed day care.
Our plan helps all families with children, regardless of how they choose to look after their children. Melanie was very happy to hear that.