Trudeau, Furey announce $10-a-day child care implemented in Newfoundland and Labrador

CLARENVILLE, N.L. — Parents in Newfoundland and Labrador are now benefiting from $10-a-day child care, three years ahead of a national target to have the system in place across the country.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement today alongside Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey, following up on a 2021 agreement to support an average cost of $10 a day for child care in the province.

Trudeau lauded the province's achievement and said it will mean money in the pockets of families.

The two governments say that under the program, average annual savings for families in the province will be $6,300 per child in daycare.

The federal government says nearly half of Canada's provinces and territories are now providing child care at an average of $10 a day, while in other jurisdictions, the fees have been cut on average by 50 per cent, with a goal of hitting the $10-a-day target by 2026.

Trudeau is expected to participate in a town hall hosted by the Clarenville Chamber of Commerce later today.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 15, 2023.

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