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September 28, 2017

Congratulations Vicki McKenna, new Ontario Nurses' Association President for 2018-2019!

“Earlier this month, ONA First Vice-President Vicki McKenna, RN, was acclaimed as ONA’s new provincial president for the 2018-2019 term,” wrote Linda Haslam-Stroud, ONA’s present President. “I am very confident that Vicki will lead ONA members through all the upcoming challenges with her strength, foresight and determination. There are many issues that lay ahead for […]

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September 28, 2017

CFNU President, Linda Silas, responded to the PBO costing document on the establishment of a national pharmacare program, commissioned by the Commons Health Committee and released today.

Canada’s nurses applaud billions in savings found in PBO report on pharmacare Thursday September 28, 2017 (Ottawa) – Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) President, Linda Silas, responded to the Parliamentary Budget Office’s (PBO) costing document on the establishment of a national pharmacare program, commissioned by the Commons Health Committee and released today. “Beyond a […]

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September 21, 2017

Huffington Post blog by Linda Silas on NAFTA and pharmacare

Huffington Post – September 21, 2017 – click to read and leave comments on Linda’s Huffington Post blog PHARMACARE: DON’T LET NAFTA 2.0 STAND IN THE WAY Linda Silas, President of the CFNU Canada is closer today than ever before to achieving a public prescription drug plan for everyone. Provinces, cities, labour unions, businesses, doctors, nurses, […]

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September 19, 2017

Oped by CFNU President, Linda Silas, on the Medicare Bill recently introduced to the United States Congress

Medicare for All is a bill introduced to the United States Congress on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. The bill proposes federally administered, single-payer medical care coverage for every resident of the United States of America. The plan would cover a broad basket of medical services, including inpatient and outpatient care, […]

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September 18, 2017

Celebrating 150 years of Nursing in Canada

This year, as we celebrate our great nation, we also celebrate the nurses across our country who provide quality health care, knowledge, insight and compassion to people of Canada in their homes, in our hospitals, our schools, our clinics and on our streets. Nurses are there for us from the first stages of life to […]

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August 31, 2017 Labour Day Pharmacare

Pharmacare campaign - Labour Day September 4

  Canada-wide Pharmacare campaign will  be launched by the Canadian Labour Congress this Labour Day September 4, 2017. Download CFNU’s Labour Day ad on Pharmacare in PDF format (the CFNU jointly with CUPE, Unifor and SEIU).

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August 24, 2017

Yussuff: Trump has failed the test of moral leadership. We must not.

All of us watched in horror as the terrible and tragic events of last week unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia, and our outrage mounted when American President Donald Trump refused to repudiate fascism and white supremacy. Many of you have issued statements to your members and the media to publicly denounce this rise of hate, and […]

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August 8, 2017 CFNU17 Convention

CFNU Convention Newsletter 2017

Canada’s Nurses Get Loud In Calgary Here is the updated and complete convention newsletter from five amazing days in Calgary, AB. Convention Newsletter 2017

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July 20, 2017 CFNU in the News

CFNU in the News: Health-care groups call on premiers to push for national health accord

Public health-care advocates and unions from across Canada are calling on the provincial and territorial leaders to push Ottawa for a national health accord. Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, noted the premiers were talking about the challenges of meeting Ottawa’s July 2018 deadline for legalizing cannabis. “I have no problem […]

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July 18, 2017 COF mentalhealth premiers

Premiers gather with nurses unions & Mental Health Commission for health briefing

Briefing entitled Access through Innovation: Maximizing Federal Mental Health Funding (Tuesday July 18, 2017 – EDMONTON) – The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) co-hosted this morning a premiers’ breakfast briefing on mental health care with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Premier of Alberta as part of this week’s premiers’ summit […]

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