Ottawa signs child-care deal targeting families in need

The Liberal government has a signed a national child-care agreement with the provinces and territories aimed at helping families who need it most.
Families Minister Jean-Yves Duclos was joined by his provincial and territorial counterparts in Ottawa on Monday to sign the Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework. The deal sets out five conditions for the $7.5-billion in child-care spending the Liberals allocated for the next 11 years: quality, accessibility, affordability, flexibility and inclusivity.