“We cover every single Canadian universally through a single-payer public (health care) system,” said Davies. “All I’m talking about is expanding that basket of services to include prescription drugs, just like we cover every other essential service under medicare.”

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NDP MP Don Davies held up and read out of the 1997 Liberal platform, which stated: “A new Liberal government will develop a national plan and timetable for introducing universal public coverage for medically necessary prescription drugs.”

NDP health critic Don Davies also sounded confident about the committee’s stance. “I think you’ll find a strong consensus on the health committee that (a national public plan) is the best way to go, not the system Bill Morneau described,” he said Thursday.

“I would like to seek unanimous consent to table the 1997 Liberal election campaign platform, which promised Canadians universal pharmacare.”

Over 20 years ago, the Liberals promised Canadians they would deliver universal pharmacare in their 1997 election platform. The Liberals failed Canadians then, why should we believe them now?

Don and the students had a wide ranging discussion, including the Colten Boushie case, lowering the voting age and strategy on their upcoming mock trial. Thanks to Ms. Lee and her students for a warm and engaging visit!

Davies said that a mere $7 million is needed to maintain these services – less than the Liberals spent on the Parliament Hill ice rink.