Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 11:35 AM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 11:35 AM ET

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National Audio 11:35 AM ET

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NAT080 - (Premiers-Meeting) ST. ANDREWS, N.B. x-09s. Canada's premiers are set to wrap up their two-day meeting in New Brunswick. Eight premiers met earlier today with health care advocates to discuss possible universal pharmacare. Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions president Linda Silas says she is encouraged there is support from the provinces after they came out last year in favour of a national plan. ("..after that.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The parliamentary budget office pegs the total cost of pharmacare at about 20-billion dollars and says about four-billion in cost savings can be realized with a national plan.

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NAT081 - (Premiers-Meeting) ST. ANDREWS, N.B. x-14s. Canada's premiers are set to wrap up their two-day meeting in New Brunswick. …

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