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SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, JULY 7, 2008óMore than 2 million Canadian children have benefited from the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) since it was launched in July 2006. Early in 2006, Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a commitment to support Canadian families and give them real choice in child care. The Government of Canada is delivering on that promise by providing families with monthly cheques of $100 for every child under the age of six. Since the launch of the UCCB, Canadian families have received benefits worth close to $5 billion.

Today, Parliamentary Secretary Lynne Yelich, on behalf of the Honourable Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, joined local families, educators and children at the YMCA of Saskatoon, to celebrate the second year of the UCCB and other measures designed to give Canadian families choice in child care.

"This government recognizes that families are the building blocks of society, and we are investing more now than ever before in families with young children. We are committed to providing parents with real choices in deciding what is best for their children. Our Universal Child Care Plan puts parents in charge," said Ms. Yelich.

http://news.gc.ca/web/view/en/index.jsp?articleid=409219&categoryid=7&category=Regional+News

 

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