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Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
1,269 days in office
Ontario's 42nd Parliament
07 Jun 2018 - Present

The 2018 Ontario general election was held on June 7, 2018 to elect the 124 members of the 42nd Parliament of Ontario.

The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, led by Doug Ford, won a majority government with 76 of the 124 seats in the legislature. The incumbent Liberal government was effectively swept out of Parliament, securing only 7 seats in the legislature and consequently having to surrender official party status.

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Promise History

1.06.01 - “Create a 75% refundable tax credit for child care costs for children aged 0 - 15 and respect parents by leaving to them the choice of what kind of child care is best for their kids”

Partially kept

In April 2019, the government announced the Ontario Childcare Access and Relief from Expenses (CARE) tax credit. This tax credit serves as a supplement to the existing Child Care Expense Deduction (CCED) and focuses on low- and middle-income families. However, the tax credit does not provide financial support to all families (particularly those earning $150,000 or more per year), nor does it cover 75% of child care costs for most families. Thus, this promise is partially kept.

“The CARE tax credit is based on a sliding scale for families earning up to $150,000 in household income each year. Families earning $20,000 or less per year will qualify for 75 per cent of eligible expenses per child.”

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