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April 3, 2019

Canada’s nurses join day of action for gun control

Today, Canada’s nurses are united with health care workers across the country as we recognize a national day of action for stronger gun laws in Canada. We are proud to announce our endorsement of the Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns position statement. We add our voices to their call for the federal government to […]

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April 3, 2019
Pharmacare

Linda Silas receives prestigious award from the Canadian Health Coalition

Linda Silas, CFNU President, receives prestigious award from the Canadian Health Coalition Unions representing more than 200,000 nurses and student nurses across the country are congratulating Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), for being awarded a prestigious Guardian of Public Health Care Award from the Canadian Health Coalition (CHC). As […]

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April 1, 2019
Federal Election Media Release Pharmacare

Canada’s nurses applaud NDP’s spot-on pharmacare announcement

MEDIA RELEASE Canada’s nurses applaud NDP’s spot-on pharmacare announcement April 1, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – Canada’s nurses applaud the federal NDP for announcing their support for a universal model of national pharmacare today. While the federal government has been considering the issue over the past year, today’s announcement makes Jagmeet Singh the first federal party […]

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March 28, 2019
Media Release Ontario

Canada’s nurses concerned Windsor-Essex Health Unit’s actions may put public at risk

MEDIA RELEASE Canada’s nurses call on the Public Health Agency of Canada to ensure the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s actions do not put public at risk March 28, 2019 (WINDSOR-ESSEX COUNTY, ON) – The President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) is calling on public health authorities to monitor the Windsor-Essex County Health […]

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March 19, 2019

The federal budget inches Canada towards pharmacare, but proposals are minimal

MEDIA RELEASE The federal budget inches Canada towards pharmacare, but proposals are minimal March 19, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – This year’s federal budget includes commitments that inch Canada closer to the long-awaited implementation of a national pharmacare program for everyone. While optimistic, Canada’s nurses want to see clearer commitments to support the creation and implementation […]

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March 13, 2019

New report exposes the Big Money Club against pharmacare

MEDIA RELEASE Who opposes pharmacare and why: a new report exposes The Big Money Club March 13, 2019 (OTTAWA) – Canada’s nurses released a new report today, titled The Big Money Club: Revealing the Players and Their Campaign to Stop Pharmacare. Authored by Canadian academic Dr. Sharon Batt, the report is an exposé on the role of […]

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March 6, 2019
Media Release Pharmacare

With a promising interim report, it’s time to focus on implementing universal pharmacare

MEDIA RELEASE With a promising interim report, it’s time to focus on implementing universal pharmacare March 6, 2019 (OTTAWA) – Canada’s nurses are optimistic about the interim report released today by the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare (ACINP). The report recommended the creation of a national drug agency, a comprehensive evidence-based formulary, […]

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February 19, 2019
Media Release Pharmacare

Canadians overwhelmingly support universal pharmacare: new poll

MEDIA RELEASE Canadians overwhelmingly support universal pharmacare: new poll February 19, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – A national poll released today reveals that Canadians support a national universal prescription drug program, and they believe it is worthy of public investment. The poll comes as the federal government’s advisory council on the subject is due to release […]

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November 23, 2018
Canadian Labour Congress CLC

CUPW and CLC issue joint statement in support of postal workers

Thursday, November 22, 2018 The Canadian Labour Congress joins the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in calling on Canada Post to negotiate fair contracts for postal workers. The CLC also joins CUPW in condemning the federal government’s back-to-work legislation. “The right to strike is an integral part of collective bargaining. Without it, an employer […]

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November 19, 2018
Health Human Resources Nurse Practitioners

Opinion: Nurse practitioners are the innovative solution to Canada’s health care woes

The following opinion editorial appeared in the Hill Times on Monday November 19, 2018. Nurse practitioners are the innovative solution to Canada’s health care woes By LINDA SILAS AND IVY LYNN BOURGEAULT NOVEMBER 19, 2018 It was recently national Nurse Practitioner Week, but you would be forgiven if you’ve never heard of nurse practitioners. Most […]

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