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Senator Pierrette Ringuette deplores Premier Lord’s Unwillingness to Help the Children of New Brunswick

Yesterday in the Senate, Senator Ringuette responded to the Conservative Critic on Finance criticizing C-43, the Government’s Budget Bill.  On the issue of Child Care Arrangements with the Province of New Brunswick, Senator Ringuette stated:


“A tax credit is good for high-income earners. However, for low-income families — those women who serve coffee at Starbucks, Tim Horton’s and McDonald's and who work for minimum wage — what kind of tax credit does the Honourable senator think he could provide them? Their children need proper child care, just as do the children of woman who earn $60,000 and $70,000. It is the same child.”


Senator Ringuette strongly believes that children in New Brunswick should enjoy the same benefits as children in other provinces in terms of federal grants.


“We in New Brunswick will not allow children from different income levels to be treated differently by the federal and provincial governments. Why is Premier Lord not signing this deal so that the kids of New Brunswick can have the same kinds of services as any other province?”