Today, we are one step closer to universal pharmacare – and Canada’s unions couldn’t have done it without you.
In the federal budget, the government has committed to implementing a plan for universal pharmacare. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario’s former Health Minister, has resigned from his former post to become chair of the new Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare tasked with reporting back on the issue by 2019.
This is welcome news to the over thirty thousand people – including you – who have signed our pharmacare petition. It’s welcome news to the over 3.5 million Canadians who can’t afford their prescription drugs. And it is welcome news to nine out of ten Canadians who believe it’s time for universal prescription drug coverage.
We MUST keep up the pressure.
If you haven’t yet emailed your Member of Parliament, do so now, using our easy tool to let them know you want pharmacare now.
We’ll be visiting over 25 communities as part of our national pharmacare tour and hope to see you at one happening near where you live. Find out more here, http://www.aplanforeveryone.ca/events.
Together, we can improve the lives of millions of people.
Canadian Labour Congress