Jagmeet Singh says he’s fighting to make life more affordable for seniors by delivering dental care

FEDERAL NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Tuesday hosted a roundtable with seniors in Port Moody-Coquitlam to discuss how the NDP is delivering relief in the ongoing cost of living crisis.

Laying out expectations for Budget 2023, Singh talked about how the New Democrats pushed the Liberals to deliver dental care for Canadians, including children, teenagers and seniors. Singh said no one has to live in pain because you or your family can’t afford to see a dentist.

Singh said: “With everything costing more day by day, Canadians are having to make difficult spending choices. Unlike the Liberals who are focused on helping rich CEOs line their pockets, New Democrats are pushing for tangible solutions that will help you get ahead.

“We are focused on delivering dental care coverage for seniors so that loved ones don’t have to avoid fixing their teeth because they can’t afford it. We are pushing for the Liberals to allocate the necessary funds to expand dental care for seniors and teenagers in the 2023 budget.”

The NDP already delivered dental care for children under the age of 12 last year, Singh said. He added that the job isn’t done until everyone gets dental coverage in Canada. The NDP used their power to extend dental care for seniors and teenagers by the end of 2023.

“The Liberal government has the power to turn things around for seniors and working Canadians—but they won’t do it unless they are being pushed. That’s what New Democrats are doing,” said Singh. “Families whose budgets are stretched thin are watching CEOs generating record profits under the Liberals’ watch. They know that’s not right and expect their government to act. New Democrats will continue to push the Liberals to make smart investments to make life easier for working people—not rich CEOs.”


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