Pharmacare must remain an urgent priority for this government

Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
2020-09-24 15:40 [p.76]

Mr. Speaker, I have a question about pharmacare for the parliamentary secretary.

The throne speech said that pharmacare was a priority, but not an urgent one. I noticed that the throne speech only mentions some small steps towards creating universal pharmacare.

Pharmacare is urgent, though. What will the member say to make this a higher priority? They need to hurry up.

Élisabeth Brière (Sherbrooke)
2020-09-24 15:41 [p.76]

Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Saanich—Gulf Islands for her very important question.

The government has been working towards this from the beginning. All along, our government’s priority has been the health and safety of Canadians. We met our objectives through the programs that we implemented.

I heard my colleague’s plea for swift action. We are doing crisis management. We did implement programs very quickly to address this crisis and to help people.

We are now going to set ourselves up for the best possible recovery.