Mr. Speaker, the price of prescription drugs is increasing by an average of 10% a year.
The free trade agreement with the European Union would increase the cost of prescriptions by several billion dollars. In Quebec, the price would increase by over $700 million. In Ontario, it would be over $1 billion. Yet one out of four Canadians does not have a drug insurance plan.
Why do the Conservatives want to sign an agreement that will increase these prices?