Liberals planning temporary solution to dental care promise: sourcesOTTAWA — Sources close to the government's proposed $5.3-billion dental-care program say the Liberals are planning a temporary solution that involves giving money directly to patients in order to keep their promise to the NDP while they work on a permanent answer. The Liberals promised the NDP a new dental-care program for low- and middle-income families in March as part of a supply and confidence agreement to prevent an election before 2025. Though details are scarce, the sources say the temporary solution would involve giving qualifying families the money directly to fund their dental health services while the government works on a more permanent, expanded program. NDP health critic Don Davies did not directly address the temporary plan either, but said in a statement the party has "identified several ways to ensure the target groups can access dental care on the identified timelines." The NDP are now focused on pushing the Liberals to introduce dental-care legislation when Parliament resumes in the fall, Davies said.
Source: National Post August 08, 2022 19:47 UTC