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Ontario NDP Platform Includes Dental Care, Pharmacare, Paid Leave

April 26, 2022
by Benefits Canada


Ontario’s New Democratic Party’s election platform includes universal dental care, mental-health care and pharmacare.

Following the agreement reached between the federal Liberals and NDP in late March, the provincial NDP will lead the way on the program, working with the federal government to “strengthen and accelerate the expansion of dental care,” according to the platform that was published on Monday.

The NDP also said it will begin working immediately on universal pharmacare, which will complement the province’s existing public drug programs, so no one loses their current coverage. Working alongside the government, the provincial NDP will work with the federal government to establish a national formulary, noted the platform.

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