Nunavut signs $10-a-day child-care deal with federal government


Published January 24, 2022 at 10:39 am

IQALUIT, Nunavut — 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.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published  Jan. 24, 2022.

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