Pharmacare Townhall with Avi Lewis, Dr. Adrian Edgar, Shelley Petit, Bill Swan

In Fredericton, join Avi Lewis in conversation with Dr. Adrian Edgar, Clinic 554, and Shelley Petit, NB Coalition of Persons with Disabilities, on why we need universal public pharmacare now. Share your story of not being able to access medicine.
Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00 PM
Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte St.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.
With ASL/sign language interpretation.

Public pharmacare would truly be life-changing for more than 3.4 million people in Canada who currently can’t afford to take their medication as prescribed, and the millions more for whom high drug prices are an incredible financial burden.

A year ago, the Liberals and NDP promised to deliver pharmacare legislation by the end of 2023. Since then, Big Pharma and insurance industry lobbyists opposed to pharmacare have met with federal government officials 150 times – that’s about 3 to 4 times per week.

The Council of Canadians and partners are organizing town halls across the country to spotlight the many, many stories of people struggling with the high cost of medication. As inflation continues to make life harder and the cost of medication continues to climb, communities that have been made vulnerable by capitalism, racism, and other systems of oppression are experiencing heightened levels of stress and pain when it comes to accessing prescription medications.

We need pharmacare, and we need it now.

The Fredericton townhall is endorsed by the Fredericton Chapter of the Council of Canadians, NB Health Coalition, Reproductive Justice NB, NB Coalition of Persons with Disabilities, and the Madhu Verma Migrant Justice Centre. To add your organization to the list of endorsers, please email

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