Health Minister Confident Ottawa Will Meet Deadline to Implement Dental Care

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Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says he’s confident the federal government will be able to set up its proposed dental care program by the end of the year, though his department has not yet settled on a model or begun formal talks with the provinces.

As part of a confidence and supply deal with the NDP to avoid an election until 2025, the Liberals pledged to launch a federal dental-care program for low- and middle-income kids before the end of the year and aim to expand its eligibility over the next several years.

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