Press Releases

  • Friday, Dec 16 2016
    The international nursing community is concerned about the ongoing situation in Syria, and indeed other conflict zones around the world. The ICN made a joint announcement with the World Medical Association in the summer, and earlier this week released a further statement as part of the Health Care in Danger Coalition.
  • Friday, Dec 9 2016
    (Friday December 9, 2016 – OTTAWA) – Today the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) released new findings from a public opinion poll commissioned to gain further insight into Canadians’ attitudes towards health issues since the last federal election. The questions focused on Canadians’ perspectives on access to prescription drugs, the federal government’s priorities and the involvement that they should have in health care. The findings indicated that 77% of respondents support a universal public drug plan to ensure that...
  • Thursday, Dec 8 2016
    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 the Drain: How Canada Has Wasted $62 Billion Health Care Dollars without Pharmacare , where noted economist Hugh Mackenzie calculates the disturbing amount Canada has...
  • Thursday, Nov 17 2016
    NURSES AROUND THE WORLD ENCOURAGED BY VICTORY IN THE US AGAINST THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP, PLEDGE TO REMAIN VIGILANT AGAINST ATTEMPTS TO REVIVE IT NEXT YEAR Nurses around the world stand together as patient advocates for the highest standards of healthcare, safe patient care, and economic and social justice. We, the undersigned leaders of unions representing nurses and other health care workers in eight countries, have been deeply concerned that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), negotiated amongst 12 national governments, will harm...
  • Tuesday, Nov 15 2016
    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (Ottawa ) - Today, Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) Secretary-Treasurer, Pauline Worsfold will join public health advocates and politicians for BloodWatch.org’s Safe Blood Advocates Press Conference on Parliament Hill at 11:30am. Canada’s nurses are speaking out against paid plasma, and echo BloodWatch.org’s call for Minister Jane Philpott to put a moratorium on all licenses to Canadian Plasma Resources and any other private blood broker that has applied; to allow for a transparent consultation on the...
  • Tuesday, Oct 18 2016
    Tuesday October 18, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Today, as federal, provincial and territorial health ministers continue to negotiate a new Health Accord, Canada’s nurses call on all governments to focus on what is at stake for Canadians and for the future of health care in this country. “From what we are hearing from the current negotiations, it is being presented as an ‘either-or’ proposition,” said Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) President Linda Silas. “Nurses know that the answer is...
  • Tuesday, Sep 20 2016
    Tuesday September 20, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – Canada’s nurses will start a donation fund of $14,000 for the Allina Nurses’ strike in a show of solidarity. As proud members of Global Nurses United (GNU), we stand in solidarity with the 4,800 courageous members of the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) who have been on strike since Labour Day, over concerns of safe patient care, staffing and workplace violence prevention. “Time and time again we are hearing of situations where frontline nurses...
  • Thursday, Jul 21 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 Federal Role within a National Pharmacare Program” during the Council of the Federation meetings in Whitehorse, Yukon. The breakfast meeting will feature Dr. Steve...

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