April 7, 1987 (33rd Parliament, 2nd Session)

NDP

Howard Douglas McCurdy

New Democratic Party

Mr. Howard McCurdy (Windsor-Walkerville):

I have several petitions, pursuant to Standing Order 106.

These petitions come from a number of parts of Canada, Halifax, Dartmouth, Sackville, Moncton, British Columbia, St. John's, Regina and Montreal.
All of the petitioners are exercising their rights as Canadian citizens to avail themselves of their ancient and undoubted right to present a grievance common to them all in the certain assurance that the House will provide a remedy.
The petitioners note that the Government intends to change the Patent Act relating to prescription drugs and they note that this will increase prices for consumers, restrict the availability of such medication to average Canadians and increase the costs to provincial government drug plans.
They cite this as being another example of the Canadian Government making concessions in the interests of pleasing the United States in the bilateral trade agreement.

And they humbly pray and call upon Parliament to reject these proposals which will increase prescription drug prices for Canadians. And as in duty bound your petitioners will ever pray.

Topic:   OPPOSITION TO PROPOSED CHANGES TO PATENT ACT
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