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February 5, 2018

Huffington Post Blog: Nurses Go To Work Expecting To Be Hurt By Patients. This Has To End

By Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions Nurses Go To Work Expecting To Be Hurt By Patients. This Has To End They also expect to be dismissed or ignored when they complain or report it. Huffington Post Blog – February 5, 2018 People are shocked when they hear front-line nurses’ stories of workplace […]

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November 17, 2017

Powerful video shows loss of life without pharmacare

As part of the national campaign for universal pharmacare, the Canadian Labour Congress has just launched a powerful new video telling the story of Judy Pope, a Cambridge, Ontario woman forced to make an impossible choice: pay for medication that would prolong her life, or keep her family’s finances and home intact. A cancer-fighting medication had kept […]

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August 31, 2017
Labour Day Pharmacare

Pharmacare campaign - Labour Day September 4

  Canada-wide Pharmacare campaign was launched by the Canadian Labour Congress on 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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May 12, 2017
Mental Health Pharmacare Violence

Proud nurses and union activists in Toronto for 28th Constitutional Convention of the CLC

Over 140 proud nurses and strong union activists from across Canada met in Toronto this week for the Canadian Labour Congress Convention. The theme of the 28th Constitutional Convention of the Canadian Labour Congress was ‘Together for a Fair Future.” View the whole agenda including speaker bios here. On Monday May 8, 2017, the first […]

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March 28, 2017

Petition to the Government of Canada for National Pharmacare

Canada’s nurses encourage the citizens and residents of Canada, to sign the petition that calls upon the Government of Canada to: 1. Implement through a Federal law, a Pan-Canadian Universal Pharmacare Plan, in this 42nd Parliament; and 2. Implement a National Formulary for medically necessary drugs including a drug monitoring agency providing regulations and oversight […]

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March 21, 2017
Mental Health Pharmacare Safe Staffing

10 things unions are looking for in Budget 2017

After the Trudeau government introduced its first budget last year, Canada’s unions were optimistic, but knew that much more would be needed to really build a fairer and more prosperous Canada. Infrastructure funding, and improvements to EI and the Guaranteed Income Supplement for seniors emerged as highlights in the 2016 budget. But working Canadians and […]

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February 22, 2017

Summary of CFNU’s Parliamentary Breakfast, Stop the Waste: Patients & Citizens Speak Out for Pharmacare on February 7, 2017

The economic, public and frontline perspective all point to a clear consensus: it is time Canada implemented a national pharmacare plan. CFNU’s annual Breakfast on the Hill, attended by Senators, MPs and health care stakeholders, featured a panel of three individuals – Hugh Mackenzie, economist, Peter MacLeod, Chair of the Citizens’ Reference Panel on Pharmacare […]

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December 8, 2016

New report released to Canada’s premiers denounces $62 billion wasted without pharmacare

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions has provided all premiers with new report tallying up the total amount of wasted health care dollars over the last ten years, while Canadians wait for a national pharmacare plan. Thursday, December 8, 2016 (OTTAWA) – Today, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions releases a new report titled: Down […]

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December 7, 2016

National citizens’ panel recommends urgent action to expand public drug coverage for all Canadians

Today, a special panel of citizens convened to make recommendations on the future of prescription drug coverage in Canada calls on the federal government to create a universal public insurance plan for necessary medicines. At 8:45am, the Chair of the Citizens’ Reference Panel on Pharmacare in Canada will testify to the House of Commons’ Standing […]

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July 21, 2016
CFNU Pharmacare

Canada’s Nurses Serve up the Facts on Pharmacare to Premiers at CoF 2016

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) presents case for making pharmacare a part of our complete Canadian public health care system at breakfast meeting in Whitehorse. Thursday July 21, 2016 (Whitehorse, YT) – Today the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) will host Canada’s premiers for a breakfast meeting entitled “Filling the Prescription – the […]

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June 2, 2016

Canada’s nurses host parliamentary breakfast on pharmacare

Filling the Prescription: The Case for Pharmacare Now Click here to read the Parliamentary Breakfast Summary On May 31, 2016, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) hosted a breakfast meeting on Parliament Hill, entitled Filling the Prescription: The Case for Pharmacare Now (Provincial and Expert Perspectives). Members of Parliament, Senators and a wide range […]

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