Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

August 30, 2017 12:10 ET

Media Advisory/Labour Day 2017: Canada's unions call for universal pharmacare

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 30, 2017) - CLC Executive Vice-President Larry Rousseau will be in Victoria to speak at the Victoria Labour Council's annual Labour Day event.

This year, Canada's unions are marking Labour Day with the launch of a campaign calling for prescription drug coverage for all Canadians. Find out more at

"Canada has the second highest prescription drug costs in the world next to the United States," said Rousseau. "No one should have to choose between paying for groceries and paying for the medications they need, but this is a reality for an estimated 3.5 million Canadians. Canada needs universal prescription drug coverage."

Who: Larry Rousseau, CLC Executive Vice-President

What: Labour Day event

Where: Lawn of the BC Legislative Building, Victoria

When: September 4, 2017, 11:00 am

Contact Information

  • To arrange an interview on or before Labour Day:
    Chantal St-Denis
    National Representative, Media Relations

    Local contact on September 4:
    Orion Irvine
    Regional Director, Pacific