Prescription Drugs

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement negotiated between Canada and Europe could have a major and negative impact on prescription drug prices in this province. She wants to know whether our government has negotiated compensation with the federal government, as other provinces have.

 
NDP Health Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Health Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) wants to know what is causing the incredible delays in making decisions on treatment at the Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program. She says she has heard from several people with macular degeneration who fear their eyesight is at risk.

 

As the clock ticks down on the signing of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement with Europe, the premier should come clean with what this latest international trade agreement means for the people of the province, says NDP Innovation, Business and Rural Development critic Christopher MItchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North).

 
NDP MHA Gerry Rogers

NDP Critic for Seniors and Aging Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) wants to know whether clients denied one support program are routinely informed they might qualify for another.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John's Centre.

MS ROGERS: Mr. Speaker, seniors have contacted us saying that their 65Plus drug cards were cancelled because they were no longer eligible for –

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Oh, oh!

MR. SPEAKER: Order, please!

 
Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) questioned government’s commitment to seniors in two separate areas. With this budget, people in receipt of income support will no longer be forced to apply for their Canada Pension benefits as soon as they turn 60.

 

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