Medicinal Cannabis Tax Exempt


WHEREAS medicinal cannabis is proven to help the following illnesses, glaucoma, epileptic seizures, slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, lessen the side effects of hepatitis C, and

WHEREAS medicinal cannabis increases the treatment and effectiveness to inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. It also alleviates the pain reduces inflammation and promotes sleep to help relieve pain and discomfort for people with rheumatoid arthritis. It helps with metabolism and overweight issues. It is being used to treat auto immune diseases like lupus. It significantly reduces pain tremors and improves sleep for Parkinson disease patients. It helps veterans suffering from PSTD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). It also helps regulate the system that causes fear and anxiety in the body and the brain, and

WHEREAS medicinal cannabis is a viable alternative because of the many advantages it has for illnesses and injuries, and WHEREAS doctors now are prescribing medicinal cannabis as an option and as an alternative to pharmaceutical prescriptions, and

WHEREAS medications and prescriptions are HST exempted,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That the NPF urge the government of Canada to treat medicinal cannabis in a similar fashion as prescriptions and remove the HST taxes.

Submitted By Unifor Local 1973 Retired Workers Chapter

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Medicinal Cannabis


WHEREAS the opioid addiction has resulted in many drug overdoses, and

WHEREAS the benefits of medicinal cannabis are increasing and are being proven to be extremely effective and wide ranging, and

WHEREAS medicinal cannabis is not addictive and a positive replacement to the current pharmaceutical opioids, and

WHEREAS medicinal cannabis should be another option for doctors to prescribe in a restricted system of distribution, and WHEREAS medicinal cannabis can be proven to keep health care costs down and improve quality of life in the long term,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That NPF demand the Canadian government mandate the Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB) of Health Canada to take steps towards clinical review and approval of the use of medicinal cannabis as a positive alternative to current pharmaceutical drugs, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED That the NPF along with Health Canada recognize and promote the use of medicinal cannabis.

Submitted by Unifor local 1973 Retired Workers Chapter


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Renewal of Canada’s Public Medicare System

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WHEREAS the NPF is a strong defender of our public health care system – one that provides high-quality care for every Canadian, regardless of where they live or their family income, and

WHEREAS in 2014, the Harper Conservative government allowed the Canadian Health Accord to expire which would have meant over $36 billion in cuts beginning in 2017, and

WHEREAS our members across Canada have confirmed their support for a renewed National Health Accord through resolutions to our annual conferences, participation in various demonstrations and campaigns,

That the NPF Convention 2016 affirms our demands on the Liberal government of Canada to support and renew Canada’s public Medicare system: Pharmacare
– Create a national public drug program to ensure equal access to life-saving medication, and
– Ensure sufficient stable Federal and Provincial funding to provide high- quality acute care, home care, and long-term care services; and
– Develop a Seniors Strategy to increase the care of our aging population; and
– Protect and enforce the Canada Health Act, ensuring health care remains public for the public good; and that the National Pensioners Federation and affiliates continue to advocate and mobilize our members and communities for a renewed Health Accord and to hold federal, provincial, and territorial ministers accountable to their constituencies in the year ahead to renew our public health services.


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Pharmaceutical Industry Oversight

That the federal and provincial governments advocate on behalf of the public by exposing (where found) the pharmaceutical industry’s exploitation of the sick to contrive higher drug costs.


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