Quebec wants to revoke asylum seekers' access to $8.70 daycare

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Quebec wants to revoke asylum seekers’ access to $8.70 daycare

On May 25, the Superior Court of Quebec rendered a judgment that restored the right of asylum seekers to access subsidized daycare.

The Legault government wants overturn the recent judgment of the Superior Court which restored the right of asylum seekers to access subsidized daycare, citing an error of law.

In its decision handed down on May 25, Judge Marc St-Pierre ruled that the provincial government had no right to discriminate and exclude asylum seekers from this type of financial assistance.

Quebec, which has has 30 days to appeal the judgment, considers that the judge erred in law and that he did not adequately carry out an exercise in interpreting the Child Care Services Act.

In a press release, the Daycare Access Committee recalled that such an appeal procedure automatically suspends the decision rendered by Judge Marc St-Pierre, again preventing asylum seekers from having access to the tariff day of $8.70 in the Early Childhood Center (CPE).

Today, by appealing, the government continues to deprive these families of an essential right, has said the Committee.

More details to come.

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