A dentist at the Riley Hospital for Children Department of Pediatric Dentistry, checks the teeth of Justin Perez, 11, during an office visit in Indianapolis, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Conservative members of Parliament are arguing the Liberal's dental-care and rental-housing relief legislation will increase inflation rather than provide relief from the rising cost of living.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Conroy

Rent support, dental cheques would be ‘eviscerated’ by inflation: Conservatives

Legislation would give annual dental benefit to some families, one-time payment to some renters

Liberal payments for dental care and rental housing will only add to inflation, without providing relief from the rising cost of living, Conservative MPs argued in the House of Commons on Monday.

The MPs debated the government’s legislation to create an annual $650 dental benefit for low- and middle-income families for every child under the age of 12.

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