Jagmeet Singh says Liberals must expand dental care program to maintain deal with NDP – CBC

NDP leader also wants Liberals to create mental health transfer, provide school lunches

Mar 23, 2023

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says next week’s federal budget must expand dental care in order to maintain the confidence-and-supply agreement his party has with the Liberals.

He said he also wants to see some action on mental health, financial supports for the vulnerable and a response to the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act.

“The dental care program is a health piece that’s going to help people with really critical health, but it’s also [about] savings,” he told CBC News Thursday.

“There’s certain things that are outlined in the agreement [and] that dental care piece is specifically outlined. That has to be there and the expansion has to be there.”

When the Liberals and the NDP announced their confidence-and-supply agreement a year ago, the NDP’s support in the House of Commons was contingent on the Liberals introducing a national dental care program for low-income Canadians.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/jagmeet-singh-budget-demands-2023-1.6788688

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