Canadians have waited long enough. Access to medically necessary dental care should be a right in this country, not a privilege. It’s time to roll up our sleeves and begin the work necessary to make this overdue health care service a reality for all Canadians.
Some 32 per cent of Canadians have no dental insurance at all, and six million Canadians avoid visiting the dentist every year due to cost. Unsurprisingly, this hurts poor and marginalized Canadians the most. Canada's most vulnerable people have the highest rates of dental decay and disease, but the worst access to this much needed service, writes NDP MP Don Davies. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
When Tommy Douglas came to Ottawa as the Member of Parliament for Burnaby-Coquitlam, B.C., he understood that medicare was a project that would transcend his own lifetime.
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