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  • Canada’s pharmacare bill has officially been introduced in Parliament
    The long-awaited pharmacare legislation is expected to be introduced Thursday, and the NDP says it contains a framework for a single-payer national program.
    Canada
    Feb 29
  • National pharmacare deal ‘promising’ for Manitobans, advocate says
    'Currently in Manitoba, if you don't have coverage, you have to pay a deductible to get access to me to the pharmacare plan. For some people, that's a barrier.'
    Health
    Feb 26
  • Feds want pharmacare deal by end of year but Ontario health minister has ‘a lot more’ questions
    The federal minister of health said he wants to see people accessing national pharmacare by the end of the year. His Ontario counterpart, however, said she has many questions.
    Health
    Mar 4
  • Pharmacare legislation is a step closer to introduction
    Health Minister Mark Holland has put legislation for pharmacare on the House of Commons notice paper, clearing one of the final steps before introducing the bill.
    Canada
    Feb 28
  • Ontario not ‘writing off anything’ in national pharmcare talks
    Health Minister Sylvia Jones said she needs to hear more details of the federal pharmacare plan before she will decide if it is right for Ontario.
    Health
    Feb 29
  • Talking about opting out of pharmacare is ‘premature,’ health minister says
    'For provinces to say whether or not they’re going to participate in something ... is a little premature,' Health Minister Mark Holland said.
    Canada
    Feb 27
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  • Calgary, Edmonton chambers of commerce urge province to explore federal pharmacare
    The chambers of commerce said a well-developed national pharmacare program could benefit Alberta’s economy in light of the ongoing labour shortages.
    Canada
    Feb 27
  • NDP says it has a pharmacare deal with Liberals. Here’s what it will cover
    The deal is a critical piece of the supply-and-confidence pact between the two parties and comes ahead of a March 1 deadline to introduce legislation.
    Health
    Feb 23
  • Alberta intends to opt out of national pharmacare plan
    Alberta intends to opt out of the proposed national pharmacare plan.
    Canada
    Feb 25
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  • NDP’s Singh questions provinces mulling pharmacare opt-out
    Singh's comments came one day after Alberta Health Minister Adriana LaGrange wrote in an email to Global News that the province would seek to opt-out of a national pharmacare plan.
    Canada
    Feb 26
  • B.C. diabetics hoping for ‘life-changing’ coverage in new pharmacare bill
    Pharmacare legislation flowing from a deal between the federal Liberals and NDP is expected to be introduced in the House of Commons as early as Thursday or Friday.
    Health
    Feb 28
  • NDP close to presenting ‘final offer’ on pharmacare: Singh
    NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he is close to giving the Liberals a final offer on pharmacare, which would include a push for universal coverage of contraception.
    Canada
    Feb 16
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  • Singh mulls ‘consequences’ if pharmacare deadline isn’t met
    NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is again saying he could pull support for the federal government if a deal is not reached on universal pharmacare in less than a month.
    Canada
    Feb 13
  • Pharmacare deal would cover birth control, diabetes meds: sources
    The Liberals and NDP have agreed to cover birth control through a single-payer program as part of the pharmacare deal and are also in talks to include diabetes drugs.
    Canada
    Feb 14
  • Pharmacare deal can’t be ‘massively expensive,’ minister says as clock ticks
    The health minister says he's confident that pharmacare legislation will meet the March 1 deadline with the NDP, but he says it cannot be a 'massively expensive program.'
    Canada
    Feb 6
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  • NDP’s Singh compares Liberals to wrestling with ‘slimy’ eels in pharmacare talks
    Singh says pharmacare legislation will be the NDP's next big fight in Parliament, as his caucus meets for a three-day retreat in Edmonton this week.
    Canada
    Jan 25
  • Budget 2024: Liberals look to offset drug plan cost with higher smoking, vaping taxes
    The increased cash flow coincides with the launch of a new $1.5-billion drug plan to offer universal coverage for contraceptive and diabetes medications.
    Health
    Apr 16
  • N.S. sexual health clinic can no longer give free birth control to patients in need
    A Halifax sexual health clinic that has been making birth control devices available for free to patients who can’t afford them has to stop after running out of donations.
    Health
    Mar 11
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  • Halifax sexual health clinic receives outpour of community support to provide free IUDs
    A sexual health clinic in Halifax that has been providing free birth control devices to patients in need is grateful for support as donations run out, but says more is needed.
    Health
    Mar 15
  • Poilievre’s non-confidence motion over carbon price hike fails in House of Commons
    Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre threatened the confidence vote Wednesday after the House of Commons defeated his motion to stop the annual carbon price increase.
    Canada
    Mar 21
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