Who paid how much for daycare with the sliding scale system?
Since the 2015 tax year the Quebec government has been using a sliding scale system to calculate daycare fees.
The basic $7.55 ($7.75 since Jan. 1, 2017) a day is paid directly to the subsidized daycare, while any additional contributions are paid when one's income tax return is filed.
Now for the first time we can see how much extra Quebecers are paying, and who is paying the most.
Numbers obtained by the Journal de Montreal show for the 2015 tax year the government charged an extra $107 million to nearly 146,000 families.
The families which paid the most come tax time were those with incomes greater than $150,000, paying a collective $36 million extra.
Those with an income between $75,000 and $99,999 were the most affected, with just over 42,000 families paying about $370 more at the end of the year.
According to the newspaper's data the overall break down looks as follows:
$50,000 to $74,999 - 33,355 families paid $4.8 million
$75,000 to $99,999 - 42,068 families paid $15.6 million
$100,000 to $124,999 - 31,825 families paid $26.7 million
$125,000 to $149,999 - 18,200 families paid 24 million
$150,000 and up - 20,146 families paid $36 million
A spokesperson for Family Minister Sébastien Proulx told the paper while some people may not agree with the sliding scale system, 34 per cent of households saw no increase with the new structure while 60 per cent of families still paid less than what the Parti Quebecois had proposed for 2015, an overall daycare fee increase to nine dollars a day for everyone.