Mr. David Orlikow (Winnipeg North):
Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present petitions signed by residents of Winnipeg in connection with Bill C-22. They say that the federal Government's proposal to change the Patent Act relating to prescription drugs will increase drug prices for Canadian consumers and will severely restrict the ability of average Canadians to buy necessary prescription drugs.
Therefore, they humbly pray and call upon Parliament to reject these proposals which will increase prescription prices for Canadians.
I have another petition signed by residents in towns in Manitoba including Teulon, Stonewall, Selkirk and Winnipeg who say that the proposed measure within Bill C-22 will unfairly hurt those Canadians whose needs require the purchase of prescription drugs on an ongoing basis and that the proposal of the federal Government will result in higher costs to provincial Government drug plans,
Therefore, they humbly pray and call upon Parliament to reject these proposals which will increase prescription drug prices for Canadians.