No new or expecting parent should have to worry about their income or finances when welcoming a new child into their family and into their home.
Through Canada’s Recovery Plan, we will help new and expecting parents by helping them keep more of their income and providing relief earlier on purchases for their child, such as cribs, clothes, and car seats.
That starts with improving Canada’s existing maternity and parental leave programs to allow new parents to earn and keep up to $1,000 per month without the government clawing back their EI benefits.
We will also expand the Canada Child Benefit to provide expectant parents with payments beginning at the seventh month of pregnancy rather than at childbirth.
A Conservative government will create a National Adoption Strategy that will include more generous benefits for adoptive parents. We will expand EI benefits and increase the Adoption Expense Tax Credit from $15,000 to $20,000.
Only Canada’s Conservatives have a plan to make life more affordable and secure the future for new and expecting Canadian families.
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