Yesterday the Federal Liberal Government released their Fall Economic Statement, highlighting financial priorities for the remainder of the year. While healthcare did not feature heavily, we are encouraged by the announcements that will make life more affordable for our members and prospective pharmacists. Lowering credit card fees for small businesses will help lower the inflationary pressures on community pharmacies allowing them to continue serving Canadians. In addition, Canada Student Loans will now be interest free - an important step that will result in less barriers for students who wish to train in pharmacy and will ultimately help reduce the strain on Canada's health system.
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