Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

September 04, 2017 05:30 ET

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

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwired - Sept. 4, 2017) - CLC Secretary-Treasurer Marie Clarke Walker will be in St. John's to speak at the St. John's & District Labour Council's annual Labour Day picnic.

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 www.aplanforeveryone.ca.

"One in five Canadians are paying out of pocket for their medication because they either don't have a prescription drug plan, or have plans that don't cover the cost," said Walker. "And women are less likely than men to have prescription drug coverage, in part because more women work part time. This needs to change."

Who: Marie Clarke Walker, CLC Secretary-Treasurer
What: Labour Day picnic
Where: Swilers Rugby Club, 100 Crosbie Road, St. John's
When: September 4, 2017, 1:00 pm

Contact Information

  • To arrange an interview on or before Labour Day:
    Chantal St-Denis
    National Representative, Media Relations
    613-355-1962
    cstdenis@clc-ctc.ca

    Local contact on September 4:
    Kelly Roche
    Regional Representative, Atlantic
    709-685-8105
    kroche@clc-ctc.ca