Quebec looking to daycare surpluses to reduce deficit

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.

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  1. mp posted on 05/13/2014 10:04 AM
    There should be a list on who owns these daycares???and how they got the permits..Is the government issuing these permits ? Why are the rich paying the same price of the needy.
  2. maria posted on 05/13/2014 10:11 AM
    Like I said they can reduce the debt by NOT APPEALING issue on the big box stores language case. Also by cutting the oqlf budget in half. But like always the liberals always want to appease the pq supporters they never care about appeasing the Anglos. Why do the liberals dislike the anglos so much???
  3. maria posted on 05/13/2014 11:10 AM
    Another thing the couillard gov. should do is charge daycare parents as per their tax returns, Ie if you make so much you pay so much etc. and if a mother or father stay home they should not be allowed the daycare space. Then we will see how many daycare spaces are really needed, I believe this daycare system is just as corrupt as any other gov. social program.
  4. Wanderlust posted on 05/13/2014 02:30 PM
    At $7 or $8 a day fee how can they accumulate a $179,000,000 cushion. Maybe they should be running this province, not the clowns we keep getting stuck with.
    1. TenOfZero posted on 05/13/2014 05:02 PM
      @Wanderlust Wanderlust, parents pay 7-8$ however the province kicks in the rest, so they can still make a profit.
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