When the four-car caravan set out for Ontario, it was part protest, part press conference, and part act of survival. For one mother, it was also an act of remembrance.
Insulin in Canada sells for a fraction — roughly one-tenth — of what it costs in the U.S., and these Minnesotans were determined to see whether they could get a better deal by jumping in a car and crossing the border. So, that’s what they did. On Saturday, six advocates, three reporters, two photographers, and a pair of supportive parents piled into four cars, all emblazoned with hand-painted slogans of “#Insulin4All,” and made the pilgrimage from the Twin Cities to Fort Frances.