Parents urged to donate child care cheques
OTTAWA — The federal NDP is encouraging parents who don’t need the newly enhanced universal child care benefit to donate the money to the party. The party’s latest fundraising email blast urges supporters to follow the example of Ella, a financially-secure single mother who intends to donate her UCCB windfall to the NDP. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has promised that a New Democrat government would keep the enriched UCCB in place. The fundraising missive comes during a week in which Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has stepped up his criticism of Mulcair for perpetuating a Conservative benefits regime that gives equal payouts to parents, regardless of income.