Mifegymiso Coverage in Canada: Following NB, Alberta and Ontario’s Lead

Mifegymiso Coverage in Canada: Following NB, Alberta and Ontario’s Lead

 

May 4th, 2017

Following PIC’s April release on New Brunswick’s decision to provide Mifegymiso free of charge under the provincial health plan, and the Alberta and Ontario government’s recent announcements to provide the drug free of charge, we invite PIC members  and followers in the rest of Canada to contact their provincial/territorial health ministers and premiers to request they do the same.

The cost of Mifegymiso in Canada (between $300-$450) remains prohibitively high for some women. Some of those who can’t afford the drug will seek a surgical abortion, which is covered by most provincial health care plans (although in some areas the cost of travel to reach a clinic providing abortion services remains a problem). The cost of Mifegymiso to provincial health care services is significantly less than the cost of a surgical abortion.Therefore, coverage of Mifegymiso by provincial health programs would greatly reduce the costs for the provinces of paying for abortions.

The contact information for each provincial and territorial health minister and premier (email, phone and mailing address) is listed below. If you email the Minister of Health, you may simply “cc” the premier on your email so that he/she knows your concern.

Note: We have included contact information for the New Brunswick, Alberta and Ontario governments should PIC members wish to congratulate them on taking the lead in providing Mifegymiso free of charge!

With your help, we may be able to convince other provincial governments and territories to follow suit.

Contact: Madeline Weld, PhD.
President, Population Institute Canada
Tel: (613) 833-3668
Email: mail@populationinstitutecanada.ca
www.populationinstitutecanada.ca

Contact Information for Provincial/Territorial Health Ministries and Premiers
BRITISH COLUMBIA

MINISTER OF HEALTH: Hon. Terry Lake

Email: HLTH.health@gov.bc.ca

Phone: 250 953-3547

Mailing Address:
Minister of the Department of Health
PO BOX 9050
STN PROV GOVT
Victoria, BC
V8W 9E2

PREMIER: Hon. Christy Clark

Email:  premier@gov.bc.ca

Phone: 250 387-1715

Mailing Address:
Office of the Premier of British Columbia
PO BOX 9041
STN PROV GOVT
Victoria, BC
V8W 9E1

ALBERTA

MINISTER OF HEALTH: Hon. Sarah Hoffman

Email: health.minister@gov.ab.ca

Phone: 780 427-3665

Mailing Address:
Office of the Minister of Health
423 Legislature Building
10800 – 97 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
T5K 2B6

PREMIER: Hon. Rachel Notley

Email: premier@gov.ab.ca

Phone: 780-427-2251 (Edmonton)

310-0000 (toll-free in Alberta)

780-427-2711 (outside Alberta)

Mailing address:
Premier Rachel Notley
Office of the Premier
307 Legislature Building
10800 – 97 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5K 2B6

SASKATCHEWAN

MINISTER OF HEALTH: Hon. Jim Reither

Email: he.minister@gov.sk.ca

Phone: (306) 787-7345

Mailing Address:
Office of the Minister of Health
Room 204, Legislative Building,
2405 Legislative Drive, Regina, SK
S4S 0B3

PREMIER: Hon. Brad Wall

Email: premier@gov.sk.ca

Phone: 306-787-9433

Mailing Address:
Office of the Premier of Saskatchewan
226 Legislative Building
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4S 0B3

MANITOBA

MINISTER OF HEALTH, SENIORS AND ACTIVE LIVING: Hon. Kelvin Goertzen

Email: minhsal@leg.gov.mb.ca

Phone: 204-945-3731

Mailing Address:
Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living
302 Legislative Building
450 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 0V8

PREMIER: Hon. Brian Pallister

Email:premier@leg.gov.mb.ca

Phone: 204-945-3714

Mailing Address:
Office of the Premier
204 Legislative Building
450 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 0V8

ONTARIO

MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND LONG-TERM CARE: Hon. Eric Hoskins

Email: ehoskins.mpp@liberal.ola.org

Phone: 416-327-4300

Mailing Address:
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
10th Floor, Hepburn Block
80 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 2C4

PREMIER: Hon. Kathleen Wynne

Email: kwynne.mpp@liberal.ola.org

Phone: 416-325-1941

Mailing Address:
Premier Kathleen Wynne
Room 281, Main Legislative Building, Queen’s Park
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 1A1

QUEBEC

Minister of Health and Social Services/Ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux: Gaétan Barrette

Email: ministre@msss.gouv.qc.ca

Phone: (418) 266-7171

Mailing Address:
Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux
Édifice Catherine-de-Longpré
1075, chemin Sainte-Foy, 15e étage
Québec (Québec)
G1S 2M1

PREMIER/PREMIERE MINISTRE: Hon. Phillippe Couillard

Email: Please contact the premier via the “contact form” on this page:https://www.premier-ministre.gouv.qc.ca/premier-ministre/joindre-pm/courriel/index-en.asp

Phone:

(418) 643-5321

(514) 873-3411

Mailing Address:
Premier/Premier ministre Phillipe Couillard
Édifice Honoré-Mercier, 3e étage
835, boul. René-Lévesque Est
Québec (Québec
G1A 1B4

NEW BRUNSWICK

MINISTER OF HEALTH: Hon. Victor Boudreau

Email: Victor.Boudreau@gnb.ca

Phone: (506) 457-4800

Mailing Address:

Minister of Health, Hon. Victor Boudreau
HSBC Place
P. O. Box 5100
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5G8

PREMIER: Hon. Brian Gallant

Email: premier@gnb.ca

Phone: (506) 453-2144

Mailing Address:
Office of the Premier
Chancery Place
P. O. Box 6000
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1

NOVA SCOTIA

MINISTER OF HEALTH: Hon. Leo Glavine

Email: via the “contact form” at this page: https://www.novascotia.ca/dhw/about/contact/#form

Phone: (902) 424-3377

Mailing Address:
Department of Health and Wellness
Barrington Tower
1894 Barrington Street
P.O. Box 488
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 2R8

PREMIER: Hon. Stephen McNeil

Email: PREMIER@novascotia.ca

Phone: (902) 424-6600

Mailing Address:
Office of the Premier
7th Floor, One Government Place
1700 Granville Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 1X5

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

MINISTER OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Hon. Robert Henderson

Email: rlhenderson@gov.pe.ca

Phone: (902) 368-5250

Mailing Address:
Minister of Health and Wellness
Fourth Floor North
Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 7N8

PREMIER: Hon. Wade MacLauchlan

Email: premier@gov.pe.ca

Phone: (902) 368-4400

Mailing Address:
Office of the Premier
Fifth Floor South
Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 7N8

NEWFOUNDLAND

MINISTER OF HEALTH: Hon. Dr. John Haggie

Email: healthinfo@gov.nl.ca

Phone: (709) 729–4984

Mailing Address:
Department of Health and Community Services
P.O. Box 8700
1st Floor, West Block
Confederation Building
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4J6

PREMIER: Hon. Dwight Ball

Email: premier@gov.nl.ca

Phone: (709) 729-3570

Mailing Address:
Office of the Premier
Confederation Building, East Block
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4J6

YUKON TERRITORY

MINSTER OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES: Hon. Pauline Frost

Email: pauline.frost@gov.yk.ca

Phone: (867)393-7485

Tollfree: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 7485

Mailing Address:
Hon. Pauline Frost
Yukon Legislative Assembly
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6

PREMIER: Hon. Sandy Silver

Email: premier@gov.yk.ca

Phone: 867.393-7007

Mailing Address:
Office of the Premier
Yukon Government Administration Building
2071 Second Avenue
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, YT
Y1A 2C6

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

MINISTER OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES: Hon. Glen Abernethy

Email: glen_abernethy@gov.nt.ca

Phone: (867)767-9142 ext. 11135

Mailing Address:
Minister of Health and Social Services
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2L9

PREMIER: Hon. Bob McLeod

Email: premier@gov.nt.ca

Phone: (867) 767-9140 ext. 11080

Mailing Address:
Premier Bob McLeod
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife, NT
X1A 2L9

NUNAVUT

MINISTER OF HEALTH: Hon. George Hickes

Email: ghickes@gov.nu.ca

Phone: (867)975-5074

Mailing Address:
Department of Health
Government of Nunavut
Box 1000, Station 1000
Iqaluit, NU
X0A 0H0

PREMIER: Hon. Peter Taptuna

Email: premier.taptuna@gov.nu.ca

Phone: (867)975-5050

Mailing Address:
Office of the Premier
Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 2410
Iqaluit, NU
X0A 0H0

PIC is the voice of Canadians concerned with overpopulation and its environmental impact. Founded in 1992, it campaigns to increase support for reproductive health and education, and for universal, voluntary access to family planning which the UN notes “…could bring more benefits to more people at less cost than any other single technology available to the human race.”

Fact: Continued global population growth, together with overconsumption, is incompatible with a healthy, sustainable future for humanity and all other life on our planet.
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