Dr. Trevin Stratton, Chief Economist of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today in response to the Final Report of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare.
“The Canadian Chamber is concerned about the advisory council’s recommendation that the federal government establish a single-payer system of prescription drug coverage in Canada. Canadians want governments to provide coverage to those who needs it – the uninsured and underinsured – not those who already have coverage.
(OTTAWA) – June 12, 2019 – The Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement regarding the government’s decision to defeat many of the amendments to Bill C-69 that were added in the Senate.
“The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is deeply disappointed with today’s announcement that the federal government will reject a number of the Senate’s improvements to Bill C-69. These amendments are essential to avoid driving investment away from major Canadian infrastructure projects.
While the current regulatory regime, CEAA 2012, should be replaced because it continues to discourage investment in Canada’s mining sector, the government has prescribed a cure that is worse than the disease.