Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

Analyzing drug shortages in Canada, their impact on public 

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Ottawa – The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB), through the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System (NPDUIS) research initiative, today published the report Drug Shortages in Canada and their Impact on Public Drug Plans, 2017/18 to 2019/20, which provides insight into the impact of drug shortages in Canada, focusing on the effects on Canadian public drug plans and their beneficiaries. …

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Stats canada: Excluding gas, prices rose 6.3% y-o-y in Aug

eAwaz Local News

Ottawa – In August, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 7.0% on a year-over-year basis, down from a 7.6% gain in July. This was the second consecutive slowdown in the year-over-year price growth and was largely driven by lower gasoline prices in August compared with July. Excluding gasoline, prices rose 6.3% year over year in August, following a 6.6% increase in July. This is …

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Marking Start of Canada’s Gender Equality Week

eAwaz Local News

Ottawa – Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today on Gender Equality Week: “Simply put, advancing gender equality benefits everyone. It’s good for our economy, leads to greater health and happiness, promotes peace and security, and upholds fairness and justice in communities across the country. We all have a part to play …

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Trudeau: Making life more affordable for Canadians this year

eAwaz Canada News

New Brunswick – Canadians are feeling the rising cost of living, particularly through higher food prices and rent. While inflation is a global challenge – caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine – we are helping families weather its impacts by working to put more money back in the pockets of the middle class …

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Minister Alghabra to mark National Trucking Week 2022 

eAwaz Canada News

Ottawa – Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, issued the following statement: “The last two years have shown us how important it is to have strong and resilient supply chains that remain strong in the face of unexpected disruptions, such as severe weather or a global pandemic. “Truck drivers play a crucial role in making sure Canadian families get the goods …

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3 projects in Port Coquitlam to support seniors

eAwaz Local News

Port Coquitlam – Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with COVID-19 related supports and benefits. As Canada emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their …

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Inflation down to 7.6% on year-over-year basis in July

eAwaz Local News

Ottawa – The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 7.6% on a year-over-year basis in July, down from an 8.1% gain in June. The deceleration was a result of slower year-over-year growth in gasoline prices. Excluding gasoline, prices rose 6.6% year over year in July, following a 6.5% increase in June, as upward pressure on prices remained broad-based. On a monthly basis, the CPI rose 0.1% in July, …

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Canada announces 8 projects in New Brunswick to support seniors 

eAwaz Local News

Moncton – Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Government of Canada has helped millions of Canadians, including seniors, by providing them with COVID-19 related supports and benefits. As Canada emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government will continue to support community organizations that make a difference and create opportunities for seniors to stay active and involved in their communities. …

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Health Minister on Cambie Surgeries case

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Ottawa – The British Columbia Court of Appeal released its decision, upholding the ruling of the Supreme Court of BC in Cambie Surgeries Corporation et al. v. British Columbia (Attorney General) which dismissed the constitutional challenge to provisions of BC’s Medicare Protection Act. These specific provisions prohibit patient charges for insured services and the purchase of private insurance to cover these services, …