Good News For Farmers, Jan. 8

Good News For Farmers, Jan. 8

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The National Farmers Union in NB has some good news to share with farmers.  In the spring of 2013 the National Farmers Union in NB (NFU in NB) began a dialogue with the government asking that the daycare assistance program be expanded to include self- employed people, such as farmers.  Sharing the message with provincial media and gaining public attention, the NFU in NB emphasized that young families today who are choosing farming as a business have to juggle managing both their family and their business every day.

Based on the initiative taken by the NFU in NB a draft regulation in currently available.  The draft Regulation is the Childcare Grants and Subsidies Regulation and the deadline for input is January 15, 2014.

Under “Subsidies” in the Regulation and in 5 (1) a parent is eligible to receive assistance if each person is employed or self-employed with no employees.  Please take the time to review and provide input on this change.  The link to the regulation is below and is the first on the list:

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