Labour Day will once again bring awareness to the lack of prescription drug coverage for Canadians.
According to the Kapuskasing and District Labour Council President Bill DeMontigny they will mark this year’s Labour Day with another free barbeque to amplify their call for universal pharmacare.
DeMontigny says many unionized workers have prescription drug coverage through collective agreements, but this is about doing what is right for all Canadians.
He says because of the launch of this campaign last year, the federal government has since created an Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare.
DeMontigny says no one should ever have to choose between groceries or paying for the medication they need, something 3.5 million Canadians who can’t afford to fill prescriptions are doing.
He says the barbeque will be a chance for Kapuskasing residents to learn more about the campaign, as well as find out more information on the current work of the labour council.
The free Labour Day BBQ hosted by the KDLC takes place at Riverside Park gazebo Monday, September 3rd from 11:00am to 2:00pm.