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


Alexa McDonough

New Democratic Party

Ms. Alexa McDonough (Halifax, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, there is not the vaguest hint of a national pharmacare plan in the so-called agreement with provincial governments.
Canadians are sick to death of hearing vague talk about a possible discussion, about a future proposal for a pilot project that may or may not take place. They cannot take that to their local pharmacy and get the prescription drugs they need.
What Canadians need is a national pharmacare plan, the one the Prime Minister has been promising for seven straight years. Let me ask again: Will there be a national pharmacare plan in place before the next election?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Health
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