Liberals set to table 2023 budget. What will be in it?
The budget will also extend the temporary boost to the GST rebate for low-income Canadians, but will frame the payment as help with the rising cost of groceries.
ANALYSIS: How a looming vote on Katie Telford may test the Liberal-NDP deal
Opposition parties believe Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's chief of staff Katie Telford knows when and what kind of information Trudeau had on foreign election interference.
Conservatives push motion calling on Katie Telford to testify on foreign interference
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is sponsoring a motion that calls on Trudeau’s chief of staff to publicly address the matter.
What you need to know about pharmacare this election
Pharmacare could be an election issue this fall. Here's what you need to know about the program.
Oct 3, 2019
‘Fill-the-gaps’ programs can’t replace Liberal promise of pharmacare, advocates say
As pressure builds on the Liberals to implement pharmacare, questions are being raised about whether Ottawa’s model will materialize as a truly universal, single-payer program.
B.C. expanding PharmaCare coverage to include diabetes, heart failure and blood clot drugs
As of Thursday, B.C. PharmaCare drug coverage expands. 'The medication in question affects 245,000 people. These are much-needed medications in our province,' the province said.
B.C. expands PharmaCare coverage to include life-changing diabetes monitor
The tool monitors diabetics' blood sugar levels in real-time through a sensor attached to the skin, and transmits the information to an app.
Jun 11, 2021
NDP pledges universal pharmacare, looks to distinguish party from Liberals
An elected NDP government would implement a pharmacare program within one year, said leader Jagmeet Singh.
Aug 27, 2021
Singh says no pharmacare bill this year could break NDP’s deal with Liberals
The NDP's confidence-and-supply agreement signed with the Liberals last March includes promises by Trudeau's government to pass pharmacare legislation by the end of this year.
Canada should have universal, single-payer public pharmacare, says advisory council
Canada should have a comprehensive national pharmacare program for all, according to a federal advisory council.
Jun 12, 2019
‘It’s like a random lottery’: Questions remain about pharmacare promises
An estimated one in five New Brunswickers is uninsured or underinsured, according to the provincial Department of Health.
Oct 3, 2019
Universal pharmacare would provide better health care but costs a concern: health committee
Wednesday's report includes 18 recommendations the committee says could form a blueprint of sorts for a new single-payer, publicly funded prescription drug coverage program.
Apr 18, 2018
Bill Kelly: Why Canada needs a national pharmacare program
A study says 731,000 Canadians have had to borrow to pay for medications. Bill Kelly says that shouldn't happen in a country as prosperous as Canada.
Nov 21, 2018
National pharmacare debate alive and well in Canada. But will it happen?
'This issue has been studied way more than it should have been .... This is where we need to go,' says political economist Marc-Andre Gagnon about universal pharmacare.
Oct 3, 2019
Canada’s national pharmacare should include a national drug agency and formulary: report
Pharmacare in Canada should include a national drug formulary and a national agency to run it, but an interim report doesn't detail what that looks like.
Mar 6, 2019
As COVID-19 lingers, the need for national pharmacare progress is clear: experts
Lung and cognitive therapies, inhalers and beta blockers are among some of the remedies prescribed to help treat the most common symptoms of long COVID.
Dec 23, 2022
Pharmacy investigated on allegations it fraudulently entered people into B.C. vaccine system
Health Minister Adrian Dix said he'd been informed there were issues with the pharmacy, and that the province had taken action pending the investigation's outcome.
Mar 24, 2022
Inflation action and help for renters: Here’s what’s missing from Budget 2022
While some of the Budget 2022 omissions, like pharmacare, aren’t unexpected, others, including defence spending, fell far short of what Canadians might have hoped to see.
Apr 7, 2022
Pharmacare can help with B.C. prescription costs amid COVID-19: health minister
Some provinces have addressed the issue — Nova Scotia, for example — but B.C. says it is still working on a solution to help.
Apr 29, 2020
‘This is so achievable’: NDP tables universal pharmacare bill, seeking Liberal support
The party, which has been promising to table this legislation for some time, says its proposal is based on the principles of the Canada Health Act.
Feb 24, 2020
9 in 10 Canadians want national pharmacare: Heart & Stroke poll
Many Canadians are having trouble paying for their medication, according to a poll commissioned by two health care organizations.
Sep 24, 2019
Canada election: Complete list of health care promises made during the 2021 campaign
Here's a running list of the health care promises.
Aug 15, 2021