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REMINDER/Media advisory: In Vancouver, unions to mark Labour Day with call to get pharmacare right

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CLC Secretary-Treasurer Marie Clarke Walker will be in Vancouver to speak at the Vancouver and District Labour Council's annual Labour Day rally. Walker will be available to media before and after the rally to speak about the CLC's pharmacare campaign, the value of unions and the significance of Labour Day to working people.

This year, Canada's unions are calling on the federal government to get it right on pharmacare by creating a single-payer, universal pharmacare program for Canada. Find out more at www.aplanforeveryone.ca.

"Canada is the only developed country in the world with a universal health care program that doesn't include universal prescription drug coverage," said Walker. "Everyone with a health card should have coverage for their prescription medications. We can achieve this with a single-payer, universal pharmacare program."

Who: Marie Clarke Walker, CLC Secretary-Treasurer
   
What:  Labour Day Rally
   
Where:      Pandora Park, Vancouver
   
When:  September 3, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

To arrange an interview on or before Labour Day, please contact:

Chantal St-Denis
National Representative, Media Relations
613-355-1962 or cstdenis@clc-ctc.ca

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