Thousands and thousands of adults in Ontario live with pain and infection because they cannot afford dental care, a vitally important part of overall health care.
The promised $45-million dental fund under the Poverty Reduction Strategy excluded impoverished adults, and the programs were designed with rigid criteria so that most of the people in need do not qualify. Desperately-needed dental care money went unspent and was diverted to other areas, even though people are still suffering without access to dental care.
I ask the Legislative Assembly do all in its power to stop the dental fund being diverted to support other programs, and
that you fully utilize the commissioned funding to provide dental care to those in need.