CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 | Oct 31, 2013 | 1:55

Man with rare disease urges province to cover drug costs

A Winnipeg man says his kidneys are shutting down because he cannot afford medication that could save his life, and the Manitoba government won't cover the cost.

Now Playing on CBC Radio Help Refresh

Live audio streams for phones and tablets: Radio One and CBC Music (Radio 2, Radio 3 and more)

CBC Radio One

Listen Live Ottawa change

CBC Radio 2

Listen Live Eastern change

CBC Radio 3

Listen Live Radio 3
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 - Winnipeg Henderson Highway McDonald's on fireApr 15, 2015 | 1:06CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 Winnipeg Henderson Highway McDonald's on fire Video
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 Winnipeg Henderson Highway McDonald's on fire Apr 15, 2015 | 1:06Crews are on scene battling flames that engulfed a McDonald's on Winnipeg's Henderson Highway, near the Chief Peguis Trail.
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 - RAW Video: Annual feast at Métis Friendship CentreApr 15, 2015 | 1:33CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 RAW Video: Annual feast at Métis Friendship Centre Video
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 RAW Video: Annual feast at Métis Friendship Centre Apr 15, 2015 | 1:33RAW Video: Police officers and RCMP serve lunch to over 600 people from Winnipeg's North End
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 - Manitoba Liberal Leader Rana BokhariApr 15, 2015 | 2:44CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 Manitoba Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari Video
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 Manitoba Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari Apr 15, 2015 | 2:44Manitoba Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari plans to run for a legislature seat in the Fort Rouge
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 - Dangerous winds ManitobaApr 15, 2015 | 0:50CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 Dangerous winds Manitoba Video
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 Dangerous winds Manitoba Apr 15, 2015 | 0:50Powerful, potentially damaging wind gusts are expected in parts of southern Manitoba, including Winnipeg.
News Winnipeg (Late Night) - CBC News Winnipeg at 11 p.m. - April 14, 2015Apr 15, 2015 | 10:00News Winnipeg (Late Night) CBC News Winnipeg at 11 p.m. - April 14, 2015 VideoClosed Captions available
News Winnipeg (Late Night) CBC News Winnipeg at 11 p.m. - April 14, 2015 Apr 15, 2015 | 10:00Late Night CBC TV News from Winnipeg
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 - Video of man accused in Kaila Tran murderApr 14, 2015 | 5:12CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 Video of man accused in Kaila Tran murder Video
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 Video of man accused in Kaila Tran murder Apr 14, 2015 | 5:12Video of the man accused in the death of 26-year-old Kaila Tran shows Treyvonne Willis getting on and off the bus near her home the day before she was killed and the day she was killed.
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 - CBC News: Winnipeg - April 14, 2015Apr 14, 2015 | 31:00CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 CBC News: Winnipeg - April 14, 2015 VideoClosed Captions available
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 CBC News: Winnipeg - April 14, 2015 Apr 14, 2015 | 31:00CBC TV News, Weather and Sports from Winnipeg
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 - Winnipeg Jets fans name their new baby boy Jett. CBC's Alana Cole reports.Apr 14, 2015 | 1:10CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 Winnipeg Jets fans name their new baby boy Jett. CBC's Alana Cole reports. Video
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 Winnipeg Jets fans name their new baby boy Jett. CBC's Alana Cole reports. Apr 14, 2015 | 1:10When the Winnipeg Jets hit the road for Anaheim Tuesday morning to battle the Ducks in first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, they'll have a brand spanking new fan cheering them on.
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 - Windy, dry conditions force cancellation of Manitoba burning permitsApr 14, 2015 | 1:56CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 Windy, dry conditions force cancellation of Manitoba burning permits Video
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 Windy, dry conditions force cancellation of Manitoba burning permits Apr 14, 2015 | 1:56The Manitoba government has cancelled all current burning permits because of a higher risk of wildfires due to dry and windy conditions.
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 - Fire tears through Manitoba farm, claims man's lifeApr 14, 2015 | 2:15CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 Fire tears through Manitoba farm, claims man's life Video
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 Fire tears through Manitoba farm, claims man's life Apr 14, 2015 | 2:15Neighbours of Harvey Zacharias, a man who died after fire swept through a southern Manitoba farm property on Monday, say they're stunned by what happened.
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 - Winnipeg Jets players reflect on start of playoffs in AnaheimApr 14, 2015 | 2:43CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 Winnipeg Jets players reflect on start of playoffs in Anaheim Video
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 Winnipeg Jets players reflect on start of playoffs in Anaheim Apr 14, 2015 | 2:43It took 19 years for NHL playoff hockey to return to Winnipeg, but took just moments for tickets to sell out.
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 - 5 escape house fire on Fairford First NationApr 14, 2015 | 0:21CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 5 escape house fire on Fairford First Nation Video
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 5 escape house fire on Fairford First Nation Apr 14, 2015 | 0:21A dog named Duke is being credited with saving a Manitoba family from a house fire.
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 - Meet Chandler, Winnipeg's number one catApr 14, 2015 | 1:07CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 Meet Chandler, Winnipeg's number one cat Video
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 Meet Chandler, Winnipeg's number one cat Apr 14, 2015 | 1:07Chandler, a Russian Blue kitty, was declared Winnipeg's #1 cat Tuesday.
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 - Winnipeg Jets fans line up at MTS Centre for playoff ticketsApr 14, 2015 | 2:28CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 Winnipeg Jets fans line up at MTS Centre for playoff tickets Video
CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00 Winnipeg Jets fans line up at MTS Centre for playoff tickets Apr 14, 2015 | 2:28Winnipeg hockey fans line up at the MTS Centre on Tuesday in the hopes of scoring tickets to Games 3 and 4 of the first playoff round.
News Winnipeg (Late Night) - CBC News Winnipeg at 11 p.m. - April 13, 2015Apr 14, 2015 | 10:00News Winnipeg (Late Night) CBC News Winnipeg at 11 p.m. - April 13, 2015 VideoClosed Captions available
News Winnipeg (Late Night) CBC News Winnipeg at 11 p.m. - April 13, 2015 Apr 14, 2015 | 10:00Late Night CBC TV News from Winnipeg

3 of 34