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November 21, 2019 News News

Ontario To Spend $90M Yearly On Free Dental Care For Low-Income Seniors

by CBC News

The Doug Ford government says it will spend $90 million annually to provide free routine dental care to low-income seniors in Ontario. Premier Doug Ford, Health Minister Christine Elliott and Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility, launched the new Ontario Seniors

October 21, 2019 News News

Hamilton Nets $2.24 Million In Province’s Dental Program For Low-Income Seniors

by The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton will receive $2.24 million from the Ontario government to ramp up dental care for older, low-income residents. The funding will allow roughly 4,300 seniors to access dental services that they haven’t been able to previously. The Ontario Seniors Dental

May 12, 2019 News News

Professor ‘Skeptical’ About Seniors Dental Health Program

by Lisa Xu, The Whig-Standard

The Ontario government will be investing $90 million annually to support a publicly funded dental program for low-income seniors starting late this summer, according to a news release. Ontarians aged 65 and older who do not have dental benefits and

April 9, 2019 News News

Free Dental Care for Low-Income Seniors to Be Announced in Budget

by The Canadian Press

Ontario will be announcing free dental care for low-income seniors in Thursday’s budget, The Canadian Press has learned. Anyone 65 and over in the province making under $19,300 — or $32,300 for couples — would qualify, said senior government sources

November 14, 2018 News News

Ontario Child Care, Dental Plan Could Be Axed In PC Economic Statement

by Emma Paling, Huffington Post

UPDATE: All of the spending outlined in this article was scrapped by the Progressive Conservative government on Nov. 15, 2018. Universal child care is among the programs promised by the Ontario Liberals that may be on the chopping block come Thursday.

September 17, 2018 News News

Province Needs To Do More To Fill Dental Care Funding Gap, Ottawa Dentist Says

by Kimberley Molina, CBC News

An Ottawa dentist says more needs to be done to help Ontarians access necessary dental care. Around 32 per cent of Canadians don’t have dental insurance, according to numbers from 2017, and approximately one in six Canadians aren’t able to access