The NDP’s dental care plan will be life changing for seniors « Canada’s NDP

May 1, 2024 at 9:15 am  Federal, Politics

OTTAWA—Starting on Wednesday, nearly 2 million seniors will benefit from the NDP’s dental care plan. Canadian seniors won’t have to avoid going to the dentist just because it is too expensive.

While Pierre Poilievre is telling Canadians he will take away dental care, the NDP is delivering results to help Canadians afford to see the dentist.

“No one should be living with dental pain or worrying about how they’ll pay for the care they need. That’s why the NDP delivered dental care to Canadians,” said Canada’s NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. “But Pierre Poilievre has been clear—he wants to take it away from seniors and children. He doesn’t believe Canadians should have access to dental care even though he’s had coverage paid by the public for his entire career. He wants you to pay out of pocket but has no problem with handing out billions of public dollars to corporate CEOs.

“New Democrats are fighting for you and your family, to lower your costs.”

Over one third of Canadians have no dental insurance, and nearly 7 million Canadians avoid the dentist every year because of the high cost. That’s why, for years, the NDP has been fighting to provide dental care for everyone who needs it. More Canadians will be covered in the coming weeks as the rollout continues.

“We know it’s getting harder to pay the bills, and people shouldn’t be forced to neglect their dental health. But that’s not stopping Pierre Poilievre who wants to cut dental care that will lower costs for Canadian seniors,” said Singh. “New Democrats won’t let him get away with it—we are fighting back at every turn, so you pay less and get more.”

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