Universal pharmacare lobbied in Ottawa

Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff has united with Doctors for Medicare and Association of Retired Persons to reiterate a call for universal prescription drug coverage to kick off the CLC’s annual lobby day.  Mr. Yussuff and allied organizations held a mid-morning press conference before its members disperse at Parliament Hill in Ottawa to echo the pharmacare message at “more than 175 meetings with ministers, MPs … Continue reading Universal pharmacare lobbied in Ottawa

Scheer open to Quebec’s constitutional demands

Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer made clear on Friday that he will likely include some longstanding Quebec government constitutional demands in his election platform for the federal election planned for 2019. Francophone Premier Philippe Couillard said last May that he aimed to bring the province to a state where he could reopen constitutional negotiations that could lead to the province finally signing on to the … Continue reading Scheer open to Quebec’s constitutional demands

Senate passes gender neutral anthem

The Canadian Senate passed a bill to make the national anthem gender neutral on Wednesday despite the hold out from a few Conservative senators. Former Liberal Member of Parliament Mauril Bélanger introduced a private member’s bill to the House of Commons in 2016 before her death later that year. The Commons bill proposed replacing “in all thy sons command” with “in all of us command” … Continue reading Senate passes gender neutral anthem