April 21, 2022
by National Post
A jurisdictional battle with the provinces could be looming over the dental care program that’s a centerpiece of the confidence deal between the federal Liberal government and the NDP.
The federal budget said the dental care program would become available to some Canadians before the end of the year, with eligibility expanding after that. But the provinces see dental care as falling within their jurisdiction — and going that route with the program would almost certainly mean delays to its implementation.