The Couillard government is confirming that daycare fees will increase at the rate of inflation.
It announced today it will cancel the previous PQ government's plan that would have seen fees for $7-a-day daycare jump to $8 this coming September, and up to $9 in September 2015.
Finance minister Carlos Leitao says that would have been too much of a shock for parents.
"For people with two kids, that would have meant a thousand dollars [a year] more," Leitao says. "We think that's a serious shock...and considering that the middle class is taxed enough already...we couldn't do it."