A dentist checks a patient’s teeth.

On March 22, Prime Minister Trudeau announced a pact with NDP leader Jagmeet Singh. The NDP committed to support the Liberal government until the end of its term in 2025. In exchange, the Liberals promised to launch a universal dental program and move ahead with other priorities shared by the two parties.

“We’ve agreed to work together,” said the prime minister. “It’s about focusing on what we agree on, instead of what we disagree on.”