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CHP Canada Meets with MP John Oliver

On Tuesday, Gerry Harrington and Clarke Cross met with the rookie Liberal MP for the riding of Oakville, John Oliver. Mr. Oliver serves on the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health, and prior to being elected, was the President and CEO of Halton Healthcare Services.

During the meeting, we provided an overview of the economic footprint of the consumer health products industry and our members’ role in self-care. We also discussed the tax treatment of OTCs, data-protection and opportunities to leverage Pharmacare to develop a consistent national approach to drug scheduling and Rx to OTC switch.

Mr. Oliver signalled support for our positions and also offered to help the association monitor the Health Committee’s progress on the Pharmacare study, which will help us in our lobbying efforts to appear before the Committee.