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The federal government says the government is cutting back on spending to save $2.3 billion a year.
But the Liberal government is proposing to spend $2 billion a month on childcare and social assistance.
The government says this will make a difference in families who cannot afford to send their children to private schools, which could reduce poverty.
“The government’s $2B childcare plan would mean $1.2 billion in annual savings over the next decade, and $1 billion in savings in 2021-22 alone,” said Justin Trudeau, the Liberal leader.
Justin Trudeau says his $2b childcare plan will help families “who cannot afford” to send children to public schools, or private schools.
A spokesperson for the government said the announcement is designed to make a positive impact on families.
“We will be providing $2bn of spending to ensure that families are not faced with the choice between sending their children out of school and getting a job,” said Erin O’Brien, a spokesperson for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
For example, the government will be introducing new childcare support for those who do not have a place to live and are in need of assistance to help them start a new life.
Also, families who are at risk of losing their child due to poverty will also be eligible for financial assistance to ensure they do not fall into a cycle of poverty.
“There are a number of measures that will help ensure that we are working to ensure families have the support they need to get back on their feet,” said O’Connor.
If you or anyone you know needs help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or talk to a friend or family member at the Kids Help Phone Line.