The CPP experience shows that we must also put forward constructive alternatives that respond to the needs of those poorly-served by the status quo. It isn’t enough to discourage the use of a sledgehammer. We need to pick up the scalpel.
Canda's federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas-Taylor. Presently more than 23 million Canadians are receiving drug insurance through their employers. Another roughly 10 million people have coverage through a combination of public plans. There are roughly 3.5 million Canadians who don’t have insurance and are faced with out-of-pocket costs and poorer access to medicines, writes Sean Speer. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Pharmacare is bound to be an animating issue in the forthcoming federal budget Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and the subsequent election campaign.
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Plus, the heritage minister says recommendations made by an expert broadcast review panel will be used to inform a forthcoming government bill, which he expects to table before the House rises this summer.
The three-member working group set up by the House Board of Internal Economy in 2019 to oversee Centre Block’s renovation was disbanded with the last Parliament, and discussions are now underway on its successor.