PARLIAMENT HILL – The Harper government’s decision to dole out a minimum of $3.1-billion in new and existing child care benefits on July 20—only eight weeks before the scheduled federal election on Oct. 19, 2015—takes “election pandering” to new heights, opposition MPs say. The government payments that day will include $1.9-billion in new child care benefits. The new money comes under proposed Income Tax Act amendments government MPs endorsed this week that extend the benefit well beyond normal
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