Conservative Government to Take Big Pharma to Court in $44 Billion Lawsuit: Poilievre
If Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre were to be elected prime minister, he says he would launch a massive lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies to recoup damages from the opioid epidemic worth $44-45 billion. The money would then be allocated for recovery and treatment.
British Columbia is currently leading the charge in this fight with a class action lawsuit against more than 40 manufacturers and distributors, including Purdue Canada.
While B.C. has already settled with the company for $150 million, Poilievre says he would also work to ensure that all companies are held accountable under a federal-level lawsuit.
Here's the complete statement he posted on his Instagram account.
The opioid epidemic continues to be an extremely important public health issue in Canada. If elected, Poilievre has vowed to take the necessary legal action to ensure those responsible are held accountable. Time will tell whether this promise will be kept should he be elected in October.
Source: CTV News