Presenting Petitions: Availability of Mifegymiso

Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions.

The first is from a number of Canadians asking the Parliament of Canada to consider the implementation and availability of the abortion pill, Mifegymiso. This particular medication is available, but at a horrendous cost. It is $450 for a treatment, which makes it exorbitantly expensive and, therefore, unavailable.

The petitioners ask that the Parliament of Canada converse with the provinces and territories to ensure that the cost is acceptable, that the government promptly implement universal cost coverage for this drug, that programs be put in place, and that the pharmaceutical be rolled out in the most timely and inclusive way possible.

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