MP Johns statement on 2023 NDP Convention

"A very successful NDP Convention in Hamilton this past weekend, our first in-person convention in 5 years. It was wonderful to be back with party members from across Canada. Thanks especially to our delegation from Courtenay-Alberni. We adopted resolutions for a better Canada and reaffirmed our confidence in Canada's most popular federal leader, Jagmeet Singh. 

As we were arriving in Hamilton, we were all digesting another report by the independent Parliamentary Budget Office Confirming that Canada can save billions while extending comprehensive drug coverage to every Canadian through single-payer universal pharmacare. This has been recommended on clinical, ethical and economic grounds by royal commissions and dozens of committees and advisory councils dating back as far as the 1940's. Following this Convention, we will continue to push hard for the Liberals to stop dragging their feet and finally deliver a legislative framework to build this urgently needed program". 

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