Jagmeet Singh Writes To Every Premier In Canada To Join The NDP To Advocate For National Pharmacare

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Jagmeet Singh Writes To Every Premier In Canada To Join The NDP To Advocate For National Pharmacare

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh wrote to every premier in Canada Wednesday to outline the party's plan and ask for their buy-in, which would be crucial to any universal pharmacare legislation moving ahead.

The letter says the NDP's pharmacare plan will freeze drug prices, which would free up room in provincial health-care budgets.

In the letter, provided to The Canadian Press, Singh offered each premier a full briefing of his plan.

The NDP is set to table a private member's bill to implement pharmacare before the end of the month.

The party has said its legislation would be modeled on the Canada Health Act, which is the legislative framework underpinning universal health care.

The party has promised its proposed plan would make prescription drugs free to Canadians, shorten emergency wait times and save $5 billion per year.

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https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/federal-ndp-seeks-provincial-support-for...