Federal budget expected to earmark $500M for child care

(CP) - Sources say child care advocates have been told to expect a long-term funding commitment in next week's budget.

Those in the sector with knowledge of the government's thinking expect the March 22nd budget will extend the 500-million dollars pledged for fiscal 2017-18 into an annual commitment over 10 years.

Sources spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the budget have not yet been publicly released.

They say they've been told the money is coming from the federal social infrastructure fund.