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November 19, 2019
Media Release Pharmacare

Over 140 organizations call for Pharmacare Now

Ottawa, November 19, 2019: Today, over 140 national and provincial organizations from all regions across Canada released a joint statement calling on the new federal government to immediately implement universal, public pharmacare. The Pharmacare Now statement is supported by a diverse coalition representing health care providers, non-profit organizations, unions, workers, seniors and patients from coast […]

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October 28, 2019

President’s message regarding the 2019 federal election

Linda Silas | CFNU President Dear nurses and supporters, Thank you so much for being a part of the campaign for care, not cuts, in this federal election. Canada’s nurses launched this campaign at our convention in June, aiming to make our voices heard and to highlight the upgrades our public health care system desperately […]

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October 22, 2019
Media Release Pharmacare

Canada’s nurses call on re-elected Liberal government to unite parties behind pharmacare

MEDIA RELEASE October 22, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions calls on Canada’s newly elected Liberal minority government to build unity across party lines to implement a national universal pharmacare program for everyone in the country. “Canada’s nurses and voters across the country have chosen a progressive Canada that prioritizes the […]

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October 16, 2019
Federal Election Media Release Pharmacare

Conservative health care platform is ‘dead on arrival’, say Canada’s nurses as they release their federal platform assessment

MEDIA RELEASE Conservative health care platform is ‘dead on arrival’, say Canada’s nurses as they release their federal platform assessment October 16, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) has released an assessment of federal party platforms, comparing and scoring four major parties on their commitments to improving health care and access […]

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October 11, 2019
Federal Election Media Release Pharmacare

Conservatives fail Canadians suffering without pharmacare, say nurses

Friday October 11, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – Canada’s nurses are frustrated that the Conservative Party of Canada has failed to commit to implementing a universal pharmacare program. The Liberal, NDP and Green parties have each committed to a national universal pharmacare program. “It’s unfortunate to see a major federal party ignore the issue of pharmacare, […]

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September 24, 2019
Media Releases Pharmacare

New poll reveals overwhelming support for pharmacare

OTTAWA September 24, 2019 — According to a new poll conducted jointly by Heart & Stroke and the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), 93% of people in Canada feel that it’s important for everyone in Canada to have equal access to prescription drugs. The majority – 88% – also believe that it is the […]

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September 23, 2019
Media Release Pharmacare

Liberals get universal pharmacare right, say nurses

MEDIA RELEASE Liberals get universal pharmacare right, say nurses September 23, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – Canada’s nurses applaud today’s announcement by Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau that, if elected on October 21, his party will work with provinces and territories to implement a national universal prescription drug program that provides public coverage for everyone in […]

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September 20, 2019
Climate Crisis

Why Canada's nurses are speaking out for large-scale climate action

Download our postcard and send a message to the Prime Minister! Linda Silas | CFNU President For the second year in a row, severe flooding in my home province of New Brunswick has devastated local communities, forcing families to abandon their homes or bunker down and risk being trapped by the rising waters. Climate change […]

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September 17, 2019
Media Release Pharmacare

Canada’s Nurses applaud Green Party’s election commitment to universal pharmacare

MEDIA RELEASE September 17, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Canada’s nurses welcome the Green Party’s platform commitment to public universal pharmacare, announced yesterday as part of the party’s federal election platform. The announcement makes the Greens the second federal party to confirm their support for universal public prescription drug coverage, following the NDP. “Canada’s nurses are […]

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September 11, 2019

Why this federal election is crucial for nurses

Linda Silas | CFNU President October 21 is federal election day in Canada, and it is a crucial moment for Canadians and so important for us as nurses. Over the past months, I have been hearing the same things from members again and again. Nurses are facing overwhelming workloads, short-staffing, privatization and unacceptable violence. Across the […]

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