3.5 million Canadians can’t afford the medication they need. Canada’s unions are proud that we’ve won health insurance coverage for many of our members. But we believe anyone with a health card should have coverage for the medicines they need. That’s why we’re working to win a universal prescription drug plan that covers everyone in Canada, regardless of their income, age or where they work or live.
Over the next few months, the Canadian Labour Congress will host town hall meetings in more than 25 communities across the country. Featuring Canada’s foremost pharmacare experts and advocates, these important discussions will address why we need a universal prescription drug plan that covers all Canadians, regardless of their age, income, or where they work or live.
Click here to check out the “Pharmacare: A Plan for Everyone” website to register for a town hall near you, and to learn more. You can also watch the video below, which tells the true story of what this meant for one Cambridge, Ontario family. Because of the cost of a pill, Judy and Gary Pope faced an impossible choice: keep their family home, or pay for medication that would prolong Judy’s life. Watch their story, and then add your voice to our call for a universal prescription drug plan for all Canadians.