Lisa Grant, Lloydminster

As it turns out, I can answer all three of your questions all at once with reference to our exact platform on this issue. We actually intend on enacting a universal pharmacare program, tho obviously, at our level it would only cover Saskatchewan. Hopefully it would encourage wider interest and eventual adoption across the country, but for now, our plan is to cover the entire drug formulary, cover all citizens regardless of age or income, and to limit the user portion to only $15. This would make all prescriptions affordable, would reduce wait times by reducing the most common barrier, and would hopefully inspire the rest of the country to follow suit. If it did become a national program, it only seems fair that all citizens of this country would have equal access to the program.

I hope that answers your questions. Thank you for contacting me.

Lisa Grant
Green Party