Canada's NDP


May 1st, 2024

MP Barron says dental care plan will lower costs for seniors

NANAIMO – Starting Wednesday, nearly 2 million seniors across Canada will benefit from dental care. Seniors in Nanaimo-Ladysmith now won’t have to avoid going to the dentist because it is too expensive.

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

“People are understandably having a hard time keeping up with all their costs. Mortgages, rent, groceries, and bills are soaring, forcing people to make cuts. For many in our communities, that meant skipping dentist visits and needed procedures,” said NDP MP Lisa Marie Barron. “But at a time when people need more help, not less, Pierre Poilievre is trying to stand in the way of dental coverage. He’s been clear that the Conservatives would take away this dental care plan if given the chance, forcing you to keep paying out of pocket for your health.”

Over one-third of Canadians have no dental insurance, and nearly seven 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. As the rollout continues, more Canadians will be covered in the coming weeks.

“New Democrats fought and delivered dental coverage so you don’t have to worry about massive dental bills,” added Barron. “But the Conservatives and Pierre Poilievre are doing everything possible to block these needed supports. That’s what Conservatives do – take away from you so that they can give even more to rich corporations. New Democrats won’t let this happen; we’re going to be there fighting to make sure you get more for less.”