Dental care: NDP flexibility has limits, warns Jagmeet Singh
The leader of the New Democratic Party intends to uphold the agreement his party reached with the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau.
The leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP) warns that the his party's flexibility has limits on the country's dental care file.
Jagmeet Singh says the NDP let the government issue checks to eligible families rather than implement a universal dental insurance program. If such a program is not presented next year, the party says it will withdraw from the agreement allowing the minority Liberals to govern in peace.
< p class="e-p">The Liberals promised the NDP last March a new dental care program for low- and middle-income families, as part of a support and confidence agreement aimed at allowing the government Liberal minority to stay in power, if possible, until 2025.
Under this agreement, the government had until the end of the ;year to provide some form of coverage for children under 12 whose families have incomes of less than $90,000, failing which the NDP promised to pull out.
The program should then be extended to all children under the age of 18, people with disabilities and seniors by the end of 2023, as well as all members of the public. res of eligible families by 2025.