B.C. MP Don Davies called Broadbent a "pillar of the NDP."
"His legacy of fighting for justice, equality, and a better Canada will forever inspire us," Davies said on X.
NDP MP Don Davies has suggested that the Canadian government should establish a public manufacturer of critical medications and vaccines to ensure the stability of the nation’s drug supply. This move could safeguard against potential shortages and disruptions caused by external factors, such as foreign importation plans.
NDP MP Don Davies, the party's health critic, said drug shortages have "long been a serious problem in Canada." Citing past shortages of things like EpiPens and children's pain medication, he said Ottawa should establish a "public manufacturer" of critical medications and vaccines.
Davies also said Canada "should not be allowing the export of medicines to the U.S. unless we have a stable supply for domestic use."
Davies addressed that ultimatum Monday, saying there are "very exciting and creative possibilities to make progress towards universal national pharmacare."
"What's very important is that we get it right — if that takes a little bit more time, then so be it. We think what's more important is we get such a fundamentally important advance in our public health system correct, rather than meet an artificial deadline."