On May 13, 2011 the government of Nova Scotia passed Bill 17 (Fair Drug Pricing Act).
Liberal MLA Diana Whalen introduced a Hoist Motion to delay third reading of the Bill. All Liberal, Progressive Conservative and Independent MLAs supported Ms. Whalen’s motion. The NDP MLAs did not.
In a rare move, the NDP also shut down debate on third reading and forced a vote.
Bill 17 still has to be proclaimed to become law.
For Immediate Release April 12, 2011
Fair drug pricing law not so fair for pharmacists and patients
DARTMOUTH, NS - Nova Scotians who turn to pharmacists for many health services should be worried about the impact of the government's new drug pricing legislation.