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Canada faces battle for pharmacare scheme to make medicines free

“This month, the country’s New Democratic party (NDP) introduced a motion to force the federal government to begin laying the groundwork for a universal pharmacare program.”

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Liberals, Tories continue to refuse to start national pharmacare program

“The answer can be seen in those parties’ respective responses to NDP MP Don Davies’ motion to start negotiations with the provinces toward a national pharmacare system.”

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House votes down NDP motion calling for national pharmacare

“MPs shot down the motion Tuesday evening, voting 246 to 43. It was proposed earlier this month by NDP health critic Don Davies after a report by the Parliamentary Budget Officer suggested Canadians would save roughly $4 billion in drug spending under a national pharmacare program.”

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NDP MPs Discuss Pharmacare Motion

On October 5, 2017, NDP Parliamentary Leader Guy Caron, along with colleagues Don Davies and Brigitte Sansoucy, discusses the party’s opposition day motion on a national pharmacare program. Mr. Caron also comments on TransCanada’s announcement that it will not proceed with its proposed Energy East pipeline project.

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Don introduces a motion to implement universal pharmacare

” It took New Democrats and courage to bring medicare to Canadians. We will continue to work to do the same thing for pharmacare.”

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NDP tables motion to implement universal pharmacare

“No Canadian should have to choose between medicine for their family and putting food on the table,” said Don Davies, NDP Health Critic. “What’s more is that study after study shows that a universal pharmacare program would actually save money.”

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Don calls on the federal government to fix the Cannabis Act

“Will the Liberals accept our reasonable amendments and fix this bill?”

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Don questions the new Minister of Health on the opioid crisis

“Mr. Speaker, 2016 saw more Canadians die from opioid overdoses than any year in history. More than 2,800 Canadians lost their lives in every corner of our nation. Despite this devastating death toll, the government refused to declare a national public health emergency and claimed it was making ‘progress’.”

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“It’s not legalization”: Don slams Liberals on proposed cannabis bill

“When asked about his concerns with the bill as it stands, the MP didn’t mince words.”

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Marijuana task-force member’s move to legal weed company raises conflict-of-interest concerns

“Don Davies, an NDP MP who serves as vice-chair on the health committee that has been studying the marijuana legislation, said the task force did very good work — but the optics of one of its members now running a medical cannabis company shows the government may need to look at instituting a cooling-off period for people who consult on policy.”

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