Ottawa: Federal government on Tuesday tabled its $491 billion budget in the House of Commons. 

During her budget speech, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced expansion in the national dental-care plan and $2 billion GST credit as ‘grocery rebates’ for low-income Canadians. 

This announcement has been welcomed by federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh. He said his party would support the budget. 

Talking to journalists in Ottawa on Tuesday, Jagmeet Singh said his party forced the Liberal government to expand the national dental care plan. He said with this move, Canadians will get their money back in their pockets. 

Jagmeet Singh said Canadians will benefit from GST credit as grocery rebates.  

However, he said the government has done enough for investment in housing in the budget. 


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