The Liberals say they won't hike daycare fees for higher incomes families — yet.
But the party's finance minister says two committees will take a look at how the program is being financed.
The Liberals had promised to index daycare fees during the election campaign, instead of imposing the across-the-board increase to $9 a day that had been planned by the PQ.
"Which is what we're going to do," says the finance minister Carlos Leitao. "Beyond that, we are going to examine the way it is funded."
The Couillard government is not dismissing the idea of imposing a sliding-scale for daycare fees that would charge more for higher income earners. But, it is saying that measure will not be included in the next budget.
The Parti Quebecois is accusing the Liberals of opening the door to a larger increase, and backing off an election commitment.
"How can they be credible when they said exactly the opposite not more than three months ago?" said interim PQ leader Stéphane Bédard.