The federal minister of Family, Children and social Development, Jean-Yves Duclos, carried out a visit to the centre de la petite enfance (CPE) La Grange aux lutins de Chicoutimi, in order to announce the advancement of two years of indexing of Allowances of canadian children’s (ACE) to do more to help the middle-class families.
Accompanied by the member of parliament for Lac-Saint-Jean, Richard Hebert, Mr. Duclos was allowed a few minutes of playing with the children before meeting the media to make the announcement.
Mr. Duclos recalled that in July 2016, the government of which he is part has replaced six measures of assistance to the family by the new allowance in order to simplify the life of families, through the issuance of a single check, non-taxable, thus avoiding unpleasant surprises to spring at the time of completing the tax return.
According to the data provided by the minister, the announcement of the indexation of the ACE will affect directly the region of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, a region made up predominantly of the middle class, since 18 000 families receive an average amount of $ 550 per month. For the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the maximum annual benefit will now be 6496 $ per child under the age of 6 years and 5481 $ for those aged 6 to 17 years of age.
The federal minister of the Family, Jean-Yves Duclos, was accompanied by the member of parliament for Lac-Saint-Jean, Richard Hébert.
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“As a father and former teacher, I have often regretted that our governments help families very rich. I said to myself : ‘Why not focus on the middle class ? “”
The minister said that the new allowance established in 2016 contributes to out of poverty, 300 000 children in Canada, while helping them to live healthily in the maintenance of self-esteem.
For a single parent who earns $ 35,000 and has two children, the indexing of the ACE will provide nearly $ 600 to cover the costs to 2019-2020.
When asked about the character electioneering of the announcement made in a county inmate recently by the conservative Party, to one year of the general election, Mr. Duclos defended the thing by justifying the choice of the place by the fact that the region has a larger percentage of the citizens of the middle class, in contrast to a city like Toronto.