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September 29th, 2019

Trudeau Abandons Pharmacare 6 Days After Promising It

It’s been 22 years since the Liberals first rolled out their pharmacare promise. This week, they dusted it off again in an announcement that experts say comes “nowhere near” what is needed for a national pharmacare program.

In fact, Trudeau’s platform can only muster one vague paragraph on the topic:

“take the critical next steps to implement national universal pharmacare so that all Canadians have the drug coverage the need at an affordable price“

The platform contains no details and no funding to back up Trudeau’s pretty words.

Just six days after telling Canadians he would bring in pharmacare, Justin Trudeau has completely abandoned Canadians struggling with the cost of prescription drugs.