October 14th, 2015

Harper’s secret TPP deal will hike prescription costs: Mulcair

NDP fighting for cheaper prescription drugs for seniors and all Canadians

Health care and caring for an aging population are among the significant challenges Canada’s next Prime Minister will face, said NDP Leader Tom Mulcair. The NDP is focused on what matters to Canadians, including more home care and nursing home beds for seniors; more doctors, nurses and clinics, and less expensive prescriptions across the country with a universal drug plan.

“The problems with health and seniors care started under the Liberals and were made worse by Stephen Harper. I'm going to work hard to undo the damage they’ve done,” said Mulcair. “Stephen Harper's signature on his secret TPP deal also means your drug costs will actually go up. An NDP government will fight for a better deal because we know seniors and all Canadians deserve better.”

The NDP’s comprehensive plan will help provinces and territories deliver the next era of quality, affordable and available health care for all Canadians, while Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau are still promising more cuts.

“Canadian seniors and families should never have to choose between food and medicine, but Stephen Harper’s secret trade deal has raised serious questions,” said Mulcair. “Together, we can reverse decades of Conservative and Liberal neglect and make sure we have the health services we need today, while being ready for the future.”

Canadians are ready for change and the NDP is ready to make parliament work for them. With just 35 more MPs, Tom Mulcair and the NDP will defeat and replace Stephen Harper’s Conservatives to bring real change to Ottawa.