Submissions & Letters

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Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health - Safe Staffing Saves Lives: Innovations in Health Human Resources Our brief focuses on best practices in staffing health care workplaces. Like technological innovation, best practices in staffing health care workplaces have been shown in research and practice to reduce medical errors, improve patient outcomes and satisfaction, and contain costs. 2013-01-07 Download
Stop the sale of the Shouldice Hospital to a for-profit corporation Nurses for Medicare letter to The Honourable Deb Matthews Minister of Health and Long-Term Care requesting that she stand up for public health care and to reject the proposed sale of Shouldice Hospital to a large for-profit conglomerate. 2012-10-23 Download
Bill C-377: An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act Bill C-377: An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations) : Submission to the House of Commons StandingCommittee on Finance 2012-10-15 Download
Federal Budget 2013: A Virtuous Circle – Healthy Population and a Healthy Economy Federal Budget 2013:A Virtuous Circle – Healthy Population and a Healthy EconomyCFNU submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance 2012-08-03
CFNU urges the government to reverse the proposed changes to the IFHP Nurses joined with other health care professionals and concerned citizens across the country in the June 18th National Day of Action against the  intended reduction in health and supplemental benefits for refugees and refugee claimants under the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP). 2012-06-22 Download
Long-term health care workforce planning built on partnership, expertise and safe staffing: a practical imperative CFNU submitted a brief to a parliamentary committee studying how to address existing labour shortages in high demand occupations. CFNU made a series of eight recommendations to ensure long-term health care workforce planning, built on partnership and expertise with the goal of safe staffing. Read the recommendations and the brief here: 2012-06-15 Download
Speaking Notes: Presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance regarding the 2012 Budget Bill C-38 implements the December 19 announcement by Minister Flaherty in regards to the size of the Canada Health Transfer until 2024. 2012-06-05 Download
Brief to Premiers’ Health Care Innovation Working Group Nurses Unions’ Perspective on Innovation The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions’ (CFNU) recommendations apply to all allied health care workers. However, our focus is on nurses as the largest group of regulated health professionals. 2012-04-30 Download
Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act   Statement   to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs     Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act   2012-03-29 Download
CFNU's letter to Prime Minister Harper, urging to negotiate an agreement with the provinces on health care 2011-12-21 Download

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