VIA EMAIL AND POSTED PUBLICLY
April 17, 2019
The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, PC, MP
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0A2
Subject: On PMPRB reform, political leadership and evidence-based approach needed
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,
On March 7, 2019, we wrote a letter (attached as Appendix B) to you along with your two senior ministers responsible for health and innovation policy regarding the above-noted regulations. On April 15, 2019, we received an email response from the Strategic Health Policy Branch of Health Canada (attached as Appendix A).
This type of dismissive response – even claiming that we are “pharmaceutical industry stakeholders,” as opposed to who we actually are: important representatives of the broader life sciences industries in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec – is both insulting and disturbing and reflects poorly on the whole PMPRB reform process.
To read the full response please click here.