May 6, 2021
Millions of Canadians can’t afford to go to the dentist and the federal health critic wants Ottawa to do something about it.
The NDP tabled a private members motion Tuesday in the House of Commons, asking the federal government to establish a dental-care plan for uninsured Canadian families who have a household income of less than $90,000.
According to the Canadian Dental Association, 32 per cent of Canadians have no dental insurance.
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