Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing NDP MP Presses For Universal Pharmacare

While Parliament is out for the summer - likely until after the fall election - a local MP is pressing for movement on universal pharmacare.

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing New Democrat Carol Hughes is calling for the Liberal government to adopt the NDP's plan for universal pharmacare, delivering a petition that calls for public, universal, and comprehensive pharmacare - she emphasizes Canada's behind the times on this front.

Hughes claims replacing the current system with single-payer pharmacare would benefit everyone, saving the country $4.2-billion a year, especially as the collective purchasing power of Canadians would reduce drug costs and health care expenses.