We made a pre-budget submission asking the federal government to double the CAF and triple the HRF in next year’s budget!
Also, we asked them to update the Prison Needle exchange pilot to an evidence-based model and expand it to all federal correctional facilities, and to fund and increase efforts to collect and share updated hepatitis B and C prevalence estimates for all Canadian provinces and territories.
Submitting to the Finance Committee is just the first step. We’re looking for champions now. If you have a relationship with your local MP, please share our submission and ask for their support.
Thanks to the members who have already coordinated with us to reach out to their MPs. We have confirmation that it has been shared with the Indigenous Caucus, and expect it to be brought to the Atlantic regional caucus for consideration as one of their budget recommendations as well.