Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Minister, at present 32% of Canadians have no dental insurance at all and approximately six million Canadians avoid visiting the dentist every year due to cost. Canada's most vulnerable people have the highest rates of dental decay and disease, but the worst access to this much-needed health service exists among people with low income.
Given these stark disparities, what steps is your government taking to ensure that all Canadians can access medically necessary dental care?