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Pharmacare Townhall in St. John's

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Pharmacare has just passed through the House of Commons!

You are invited to join Peter Julian, MP for New Westminster-Burnaby, on June 15 as he hosts a townhall on Pharmacare.

 

Bill C-64 An Act Respecting Pharmacare successfully passed its 3rd reading in the House of Commons yesterday on June 3, 2024. The bill is now poised to move to the Senate in the forthcoming weeks. We are hopeful that Bill C-64 will promptly receive royal assent, ideally before the summer recess, enabling the government to promptly engage in consultations and negotiations with provinces and territories in the ensuing months.

It's worth reflecting on the visionary ideals of Tommy Douglas, the founding figure of the NDP, whose vision of universal healthcare encompassed universal pharmacare. The recent advancement of Bill C-64 in the House of Commons brings us one step closer to realizing this vision. Despite efforts by the Conservatives to obstruct its progress, the Act notably secures rights for 9 million women to access free contraceptives and ensures that 3.7 million diabetics can access essential medications and devices.

In the upcoming months, Bill C-64 will establish an expert committee tasked with making recommendations on the operation and financing of a national, universal, single-payer pharmacare system. Additionally, it mandates the Liberal government to develop a national formulary of essential medicines and implement a bulk purchasing plan.

It's a path to expand coverage to essential medications to Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and will be a great benefit to the constituents of St. John's East.

The meeting is open to any members of the public and will be an opportunity to learn more about what pharmacare will mean for you and your family.

WHAT: Pharmacare Townhall with Peter Julian
WHEN: Saturday, June 15 at 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Alley Room, Royal Canadian Legion Pleasantville Branch 56, 930 The Blvd, St. John’s

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