Pursey adds that 3.5 million Canadians can’t afford to fill their prescriptions, and many are splitting their pills or skipping days to stretch the prescriptions they do fill. He says that’s why they’re working to win a universal prescription drug plan that covers all Canadians regardless of their income, age or where they live.
Unions across Canada marked Labour Day with the launch of a campaign calling for prescription drug coverage for all Canadians.
Here in Charlottetown, workers, unions and community leaders gathered at Joe Ghiz Memorial Park for the PEI Federation of Labour’s annual Labour Day Picnic.
Carl Pursey, President of the Federation of Labour, says Canada’s unions have fought hard to win health insurance coverage for members, and they aren’t stopping there.