A recent poll found that a significant number of Canadians cannot afford their medication and as a result are not taking the correct dosage recommended by their doctor and are skipping or splitting pills or not filling their prescriptions.
The poll also reported that 91 per cent of Canadians support a national pharmacare program.
Do you think prescription drugs should be added to health-care coverage?
The campaigning for the 2015 federal election is well underway, which means debate season is upon again.
Last week, Elizabeth May, leader of the Green party, was excluded from two high-profile debates, which the federal Green party has deemed unfair.
Do you think the Green party should be included in high-profile election debates?
With the news this week that Canadian Sentors voted in favour of passing Bill C-377 into law, we're both not shocked and continue to be horrified by the Harper government and its anti-democractic practices.
What is the worst democracy-killing bill Harper has crammed through Parliament lately?
This week, Karl Nerenberg wrote about the unofficial start of the campaign season. He noted that Liberal and NDP parties have more in common with each other than they do with the Conservatives. With an election on the way, politics are not on hold for summer 2015. What do you think the summer holds in politics?
It's shaping up to be a tight federal election this year, and it looks like Stephen Harper is trying to get all the help he can by making it harder for certain Canadians to vote.
Recent changes to the Fair Elections Act, proposed after the robocall scandal, still disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of Canadians from voting in the next election.
Do you think the Harper government is committing voter suppression?
The question of Senate abolition has been a hot topic in Canadian politics this week. rabble's parliamentary reporter Karl Nerenberg has been outlining all the possibilities for Senate reform.
What do you think is the best option for Canada's Senate?
Canada's first-quarter GDP report just came back, and it is "atrocious," says Stephen Poloz.
The total real GDP shrank at an annualized rate of 0.6 per cent, and if the second-quarter number is also negative, then Canada will be in a recession... just in time for the election.
Do you think Canada will be in a recession by election time?
The Harper government announced this week that it is looking into expanding the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP).
Previously, the Harper government had voted against an NDP motion to expand the CPP in 2013, citing loss of jobs, extra costs and economic hardship as its reasons, and instead favoured tax-free savings accounts and a new pooled registered pension plan.
Why is the Harper government looking into the expansion of the CPP now?
Canada Post says it can't afford to back down on its plan to eliminate door-to-door delivery, despite making millions in profits.
The profits are attributed to an increase in the price of postage and increase in parcel traffic because of online shopping.
Why is Canada Post still ending door-to-door delivery despite huge profits?
A new poll shows a three-way tie between the Liberals, NDP and Conservatives in the race for the 2015 federal election.
Many are suggesting the NDP's recent surge in numbers is because of Rachel Notley's historic win in the Alberta election.
What do you think of the 'three-way tie' prediction for the 2015 federal election?