Manitoba’s Liberal party leader Dougald Lamont visited 102.9 CJAR recently to talk about issues in Northern Manitoba. According to Lamont some of the the issues are the 7.9 percent increase in Hydro rates, cuts to health care, housing and homelessness in The Pas and local pharmacies losing contracts to service personal care homes.
Personal care homes in the north have been getting service from local pharmacies and these pharmacies have lost their contracts to a company based in Ontario and owned by Shoppers Drug Mart.
Lamont believes that this will lead to pharmacies going out of business and these local pharmacies deliver services to people that the new company won’t be able to do.
Lamont will be taking these issues to the provincial government.