June 17, 2021
An NDP motion calling for the federal government to cover the dental-care costs of most Canadians was voted down in the House of Commons on Wednesday, due in part to its rejection by almost all Liberal MPs — who are part of a government that’s promised to explore the idea of universal dental care.
Because there was no debate held before Wednesday’s vote, Liberal members didn’t get the chance to say in the House why they voted against the motion. During debate of the bill in June, Liberal MPs Soraya Martinez Ferrada and Mark Gerretsen said they believed greater study was needed of how taxpayer-funded dental care would work.
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