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Tell Liberal government and NDP that pharmacare legislation needs to be done right

We are at a pivotal moment in the fight for pharmacare.

Negotiations between the Liberal government and the New Democratic Party (NDP) for a Canada Pharmacare Act are in overtime. The two parties have agreed to extend talks until March 1, 2024, meaning there is still hope for a national drug plan that will cover all Canadians.

But lobbying records show that Big Pharma and insurance industry representatives are meeting almost daily with the Health Minister and his top aides, pushing for a watered-down program that doesn’t lower drug prices and excludes the vast majority of Canadians. This could spell the end of the supply-and-confidence agreement – leading to early elections that might bring Pierre Poilievre’s Conservative Party to power.