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November 21, 2022 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Praise New Federal Dental Care Becoming Law


“A Tommy Douglas Moment” The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), today praised Royal Assent for Bill C-31. The new law is the first time in history that the federal government is providing broad based, targeted support to Canadians for dental

November 18, 2022 News News

Federal Dental Benefit Officially Becomes Law

by CBC

The first stage of the Canada Dental Benefit officially became law Thursday night after Bill C-31 passed its final reading in the Senate and received royal assent from Governor General Mary Simon. The benefit will provide dental care to 500,000

October 28, 2022 News Dental Governance & RegulationsNews

Federal Dental Care Benefit Gets Go-ahead From House of Commons

by CTV News

The Liberals dental-care benefit bill passed third reading Thursday in the House of Commons despite opposition from the Conservatives and Bloc Québécois. The bill passed 172 to 138, with Conservatives and the Bloc voting against it. It would give children

October 26, 2022 News Dental Governance & RegulationsNews

New Dental Benefit Vulnerable to Fraud Without Verification Measures: PBO

by CTV News

The Liberals’ proposed dental care benefit is susceptible to fraud if verification measures aren’t put in place, Canada’s Parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux warned Tuesday as the legislation is nearing a final vote in the House of Commons. Giroux was

October 21, 2022 News Dental Governance & RegulationsNews

Proposed Dental Benefit for Children Would Cost $703M: PBO

by Toronto Sun

Parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux says Ottawa’s proposed dental benefit for children under the age of 12 would cost $703 million over the next three fiscal years. Giroux released the costing in a new report after MPs voted to send

October 4, 2022 News Dental Governance & RegulationsNews

Conservatives Push to Quash Dental Care Bill as Parliament Debates 2nd Reading

by Global News

Federal Conservatives say the Liberal dental-care and rental-housing relief legislation will only add to inflation without providing relief from the rising cost of living. MPs today are debating the government’s legislation to create an annual $650 dental benefit for low- and middle-income

September 14, 2022 News Dental Governance & RegulationsNews

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

by CBC

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

September 14, 2022 News Dental Governance & RegulationsNews

CDHA Response to Today’s PM Announcement on the Canada Dental Benefit


Wendy Stewart, CDHA’s President has issued the following statement in a response to today’s announcement by Prime Minister Trudeau, that the government is moving forward on dental care by providing direct, tax-free payments to qualifying families who earn $90,000 or