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Minister wants tobacco plain-packaging bill passed by summer

By Jolson Lim      

In an exclusive interview, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor weighs in on the results of an external review calling for several health agencies to be overhauled, as well as drug prices, seniors' care, and other hot topics.

Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says she agrees with a recent external review that pan-Canadian health organizations are in need of change. The Hill Times photograph by Andew Meade

Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor says she wants to see a heavily-lobbied bill that proposes to standardize plain packaging for cigarettes finally passed before summer after nearly two years of study by legislators.

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