An Act to amend the Department of Health Act (Advisory Committee)

This bill was last introduced in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2019.


Don Davies  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Introduced, as of June 14, 2016
(This bill did not become law.)


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This enactment amends the Department of Health Act in order to establish an advisory committee charged with gathering and making public information on the establishment of universal public coverage for prescription medication.


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Department of Health ActRoutine Proceedings

June 14th, 2016 / 10:10 a.m.
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Don Davies NDP Vancouver Kingsway, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-293, An Act to amend the Department of Health Act (Advisory Committee).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to introduce an important bill to Parliament. It is legislation that would establish a universal pharmacare program for Canadians.

I would like to thank the hon. member for Windsor West for seconding this bill.

This bill is a result of the vision of two bright high school students from my riding of Vancouver Kingsway: Judy Gong from Gladstone Secondary and Mabel Huang from Windermere Secondary.

Judy and Mabel are this year's winners of my annual Create Your Canada contest, held in high schools across Vancouver Kingsway. Judy and Mabel proposed to build on Tommy Douglas' dream of one day delivering to Canadians universal prescription drug coverage, the second stage of public health care.

I hope that all parliamentarians will help realize their aspiration and idealism to make Canada a healthier and better place for everyone.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)