The Pharmacare Act, Bill C-64

The Pharmacare Act, Bill C-64 was introduced by Health Minister Mark Holland on February 29, ending months of negotiations between his party and the NDP.

Members of the Canadian Health Coalition welcome the introduction of the Pharmacare Act. This landmark legislation is an important first step in continuing progress toward a universal national pharmacare program.

We urge the government to ensure the legislation adheres to single-payer, universal, public delivery in partnership with provinces and territories, along with adequate funding and accountability measures, in accordance with the principles of the Canada Health Act.

Canadian Health Coalition. (March, 2024). Canadian Health Coalition members welcome the introduction of the Pharmacare Act.

Read more:

Library of Parliament. (2024). Bill C-64 An Act Respecting Pharmacare [Preliminary Summary]

Staples, S. (April, 2024). First federal budget to include pharmacare tabled in Parliament.

Staples, S. (March, 2024). Where are the funds for pharmacare?

Staples, S. (February, 2024). The Canada Pharmacare Act: What do we know, and what do we need to know?