Bill

NDP Motion: Universal Pharmacare Program

First reading.

Vote

Nay.

Rationale

A national Pharmacare plan is a good idea. The reason I voted against it relates to timing. The Health Committee has been studying this issue for weeks, has heard from close to 100 witnesses, and is nearing the point where they will be making recommendations to our government on a direction forward in this issue. The vote was triggered by the Opposition, but is too early to know what the right solution might be. My strong hope is that our government will move forward on this issue after considering the Committee's findings.

 

Result

Defeated.