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$1-billion for family caregivers

As part of their election platform, the Liberals have promised a ‘Family Care’ program worth $1-billion program which includes a Family Care Employment Insurance Benefit and a Family Care Tax Benefit. The Insurance Benefit will allow Canadians to take up to six months off to care for relatives. The Tax Benefit will provide $1,350 to low- and middle-income family caregivers.

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