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NDP criticizes Ontario government hydro rebate and child care plans

The leader of the NDP believes the Liberal government plan for hydro rebates and child care falls short of Ontario families’ expectations.

In Monday’s throne speech, the Wynne government announced an eight per cent hydro rebate to Ontarians and unveiled its plan to open 100,000 new child care spaces in 2017.

Andrea Horwath, the Ontario NDP leader, questioned the seriousness of the Liberal plan.

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A look at the high costs — and options — of daycare in East York

During the recent federal elections, child care was among the important topics discussed by party candidates.
The Observer has compiled data showing the number of children living in East York, the child care options available, and looks at how the neighbourhood compares to other family-friendly areas in the city.

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Kindergartens try out extended hours

Ninety schools in the Toronto District School Board are getting ready to welcome kindergartners for full-day classes this fall. Seventy-one of those schools, including 30 in Scarborough, and another 50 in the Toronto Catholic District School Board offer the program already.