$5.3 billion in federal budget funding for dental care

The second Freeland budget unveiled Thursday did not forget the demands of the New Democratic Party and provided funding of $5.3 billion over five years to provide dental care.

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The scheme will be available in the first year for children under 12, before being extended to families who have a combined income of less than $90,000 per year.

The program should then be offered to Canadian minors and then to people with disabilities.

This place in the federal budget was a condition of the alliance made a few weeks ago between the Liberals and the New Democrats. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh quickly welcomed the investment.

Remember that in Quebec, dental services are already covered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) for children under 10 years of age.

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