02/18/2016 09:59 EST | Updated 02/18/2017 00:12 EST

Nova Scotia shelves plan to increase pharmacare premiums

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government has shelved its plans to increase premiums for the province's pharmacare program, bowing to intense pressure from seniors groups.

Premier Stephen McNeil issued a statement today saying the changes came too quickly for seniors.

The government says it now plans to consult with seniors across the province.

The premier confirmed premiums will be frozen, and the maximum payment will remain at $424 a year per person.


The Canadian Press