The Couillard Liberals are looking to use the daycare surpluses and financial cushions to reduce the provincial debt.
La Presse reports 82 per cent of the 1000 daycares (CPE) have a financial cushion, which totals about $193 million, according to the Family ministry.
The cabinet of Minister Francine Charbonneau tells the paper they’re studying the option of taking the extra money back.
All levels of governments are looking to cut expenses, to the tune of $2.4 billion across the board, with the hope of reducing the deficit to $1.75 billion for 2014-2015.
This isn’t the first time provincial CPE’s have been in the government’s crosshair, the Marois government collected $30 million from the daycares last year.