Ottawa to introduce children's dental bill on Tuesday

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Ottawa to table children's dental bill on Tuesday

< p class="sc-v64krj-0 knjbxw">Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos is expected to introduce a bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday to help low-income families pay for oral health care -dental care of their children aged 12 and under (Archives).

Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos is expected to introduce a dental bill on Tuesday that will seek to allow the government to send checks to low- and middle-income families to help pay for services. oral health of their children.

The benefit for eligible children under 12 is the first step in a broader government plan for dental care. This file is a key element of the confidence agreement between the Liberal Party and the New Democratic Party.

The government will notably pay families up to $650 per child per year, based on their household income.

Families will need to apply to the Canada Revenue Agency and certify that their child is not covered by private dental insurance. They will also have to confirm that they have dental expenses and that they will keep their receipts.

The government hopes to be able to distribute the first health checks. here the beginning of December.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health is still working on a more comprehensive dental program, which it hopes to fully implement by 2025.

Mr. Duclos is expected to present his bill on Tuesday, the first day of the new parliamentary session in the House of Commons.

The fight against inflation should be one of the most discussed topics on Parliament Hill in the coming weeks. We will also have to watch the first exchanges between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the new Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre.

Observers who are waiting for this first confrontation will however have to wait until Thursday, because Mr. Trudeau will be in New York on Tuesday and Wednesday for the United Nations General Assembly.

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