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January 28, 2020
Coronavirus Media Release

Nurses unions call for immediate action to protect health care workers from the novel coronavirus

CFNU President Linda Silas: Nurses unions call for immediate action to protect health care workers from the novel coronavirus January 28, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – With one confirmed and one presumptive case of the novel (new) coronavirus in Canada, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is expressing concern about uneven preparations for a potential pandemic […]

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January 28, 2020
Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Information and Updates

This page is intended to provide general information on the novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV. The CFNU will be updating this page with additional information as it becomes available. Guidelines for novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV, targeted at health care workers, are currently under development by the Public Health Agency of Canada as well as by provincial public health […]

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January 14, 2020

Linda Silas announces run for presidency of the Canadian Labour Congress

Read Linda’s January 3 letter to members of the Canadian Labour Congress, below. Sisters, Brothers, and Friends, As we begin a new year and a new decade, I wanted to take a moment to reach out, reflect on our shared fights and common goals, and ensure you hear directly from me about my intentions in […]

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December 18, 2019
Blog Climate Crisis

Just Transition: For Healthier Jobs, Families and Communities

By Linda Silas, CFNU President I’ve just returned home from my first-ever climate change conference. And it was a big one! As part of the Canadian labour delegation, I was one of 25 delegates selected by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) to attend the largest climate action meeting in the world: COP25 in Madrid, Spain. Sadly, […]

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December 5, 2019
Media Release

Trudeau must commit to universal pharmacare following Throne Speech, say nurses

December 5, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is expressing disappointment with today’s Speech from the Throne, which failed to make a clear commitment to implement a pharmacare program that is unequivocally public, universal and single-payer. “Prime Minister Trudeau must stop hedging on pharmacare and follow the evidence overwhelmingly supporting a […]

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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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