City council will be writing a letter to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to urge the federal government to implement a national pharmacare program.

Council voted to pass a resolution to write the letter to support its “commitment to the importance of healthy citizens as the foundation of a healthy, engaged and economically vibrant community.”

In its decision, several councilors noted that Canada was currently the only country with a national medicare program that did not have a national pharmacare program.

In passing its resolution, council hoped the federal government would develop a national pharmacare program as an extension of Canadian medicare.


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