Trudeau Announces First Steps on Dental Care, Boosts to Housing Benefit, GST Credit


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced new measures to help Canadians struggling with the rising cost of living — part of his government’s deal with the New Democrats to secure parliamentary support for the governing Liberals until 2025.

The Liberals say they will be rolling out the first stage of a dental care program, boosting the GST tax credit and providing a one-time increase to the Canada Housing Benefit.

“Our government has been hard at work on a plan that will deliver relief to millions of Canadians,” Trudeau said in St. Andrews, N.B. on Tuesday, where he is attending a Liberal caucus retreat.

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