Bill C-398

April 16th, 2013

Hélène Laverdière challenges Conservative lies on Bill C-398

November 30th, 2012

Open Letter from Hélène Laverdière on the Defeat of Bill C-398

Dear friends,

This past Wednesday night, Bill C-398, the Medicines for All bill, was voted down in the House of Commons by seven votes, 148 – 141. It was a very disappointing result after the many years of effort we have all undertaken to reform Canada's Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR). As you know, one child dies every three seconds in the world for want of quality medicines.

November 28th, 2012


Today, the Conservative Party refused to listen to a majority of Canadians who support Bill C-398 which seeks to save lives by facilitating the export of medications to the developing world.

November 26th, 2012

Drug makers don't oppose generic drug legislation

Canada's brand-name drug companies say they do not object to an NDP private-member's bill aimed at unblocking efforts to make cheap generic versions of lifesaving drugs available to the world's poor.

November 21st, 2012

Watch Hélène Laverdière's Final Speech on Bill C-398!