The Yukon Party is promising a tax break for residents who care for a sick or disabled family member.
“We recognize that families caring for a parent or grandparent, or a child with disabilities face many challenges and additional costs to a household budget,” said Premier Darrell Pasloski in a release. “We are committed to helping them provide their loved ones with the care they need.”
It’s not yet clear how much this tax credit would be worth. It’s part of a package offered by the governing party to help the disabled.
The government is also vowing to offer more money for lifts and ramps, funds for home repairs to help the elderly live in their homes for longer, and an improved home-care program, which would help cover
respite care for children and relatives.