Child Care Expenses Baby Sitter and blood relationship Question

Hello, Its a pretty simple question really.

I have a client who pays their niece (17yearsold) to babysit their kid (2 years old).

According to an article I read posted at Turbotax.ca, It cannot be claimed. Please see the picture below.

According to the Canada website, It can be. Or did I misread and misunderstood this completely. Can someone clarify? Please and thank you! :) I'm pretty sure I understood it completely but I want to make sure so I'm asking experts here :)

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You and CRA are both right and the TurboTax outfit is dead wrong. It is easy to get side-tracked by the convoluted phrasing in the Income Tax Act, but a blood relationship is clearly defined in S 251(6). A niece is not considered a blood relative so the fact that she is under the age of 18 has no relevance. That said, you need to supply a SIN of the caregiver (niece) on the claim details for child care services supplied by an individual

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