October 4, 2000 (36th Parliament, 2nd Session)

NDP

Alexa McDonough

New Democratic Party

Ms. Alexa McDonough (Halifax, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, prescription drugs are the fastest growing health care cost. Yet the government has still done nothing to address this crisis. Liberals have been promising year after year a national pharmacare plan for seniors, for hard pressed families, but they are still waiting.
Surely the health minister will take the opportunity at the meeting this week in Winnipeg to propose a national pharmacare plan to his health provincial counterparts.
My question is for the Prime Minister. Will there be a pharmacare plan in place before the next election?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Health
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