NDP MP pushing feds to cover dental care costs for uninsured Canadians

Millions of Canadians cannot afford to go to the dentist and the federal health critic wants Ottawa to do something about it.

The NDP tabled a private members motion Tuesday in the House of Commons, asking the federal government to establish a dental-care plan for uninsured Canadian families who have a household income of less than $90,000. 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/don-davies-dental-1.6013165

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