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  • Wednesday, Sep 30 2015
    September 30, 2015 (Ottawa) – Today the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) is calling on Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to expand his health care platform commitments. Canada’s Nurses welcome today’s Liberal commitments to home care, including investments of $3 billion over the next four years. Other Liberal commitments were made on mental health, innovation and pledging to work with the provinces to establish a new Health Accord. The CFNU is concerned that without the Liberal Party committing to dedicated...
  • Monday, Sep 28 2015
    With less than a month to go this election, Canada’s Nurses have ramped up their efforts to put health care in the minds of voters as they head to the ballot box. That’s why the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions have become the official sponsor of Everything is Political, Evan Solomon’s new political affairs show that runs daily on satellite radio. The sponsorship represents an exciting move forward for the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), providing access to the...
  • The Telegram
    Monday, Sep 21 2015
    by Debbie Forward, president of the Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland and Labrador and Linda Silas, president of CFNU Health care is the single most important issue facing our country this election, yet this election is treating it as a side issue. We need health care to be debated so all Canadians know where the parties and leaders stand on health care. The Harper Conservatives have vowed to reduce health care funding by a whopping $43.5 billion over just the next...
  • The Guardian
    Monday, Sep 21 2015
    Nurses: Canadians need leaders to debate single most important issue facing country this election By Mona O’Shea and Linda Silas: Health care is the single most important issue facing our country this election, yet this election is treating it as a side-issue. We need health care to be debated so all Canadians know where the parties and leaders stand on health care. The Harper Conservatives have vowed to reduce health care funding by a whopping $43.5 billion over the next...
  • The Chronicle Herald
    Thursday, Sep 17 2015
    Nurses urge voters to take a stand on health care cuts by Janet Hazelton, president of the Nova Scotia Nurses Unions and Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions Health care is the single most important issue facing our country in this election, yet it is being treated as a side issue in the campaign. We need health care to be debated so all Canadians know where the parties and leaders stand on health care. The Harper...
  • The Star Phoenix
    Thursday, Sep 17 2015
    Make Health a priority By Tracy Zambory, president of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses and Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions. Health care is the single most important issue facing our country this election, yet our leaders have remained silent on it so far. The Harper Conservatives have vowed to reduce health-care funding by a whopping $43.5 billion over just the next eight years. This move promises to further weaken our health-care system, which is already...
  • Monday, Sep 14 2015
    Monday, September 14, 2015 (Ottawa) - Canada’s Nurses are again commending the New Democratic Party of Canada for committing to public health care. Following yesterday’s $1.8 billion commitment to new health care funding for seniors over the next 4 years, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) applauds today’s announcement by the NDP to invest $300 million to build 200 community health clinics, and help provinces hire 7,000 health care professionals, including nurses and nurse practitioners. The NDP also signalled...
  • Monday, Sep 14 2015
    OTTAWA, ON --(Marketwired - September 13, 2015) - Canada's Nurses are applauding the New Democratic Party of Canada for committing to $1.8 billion in new health care funding for seniors over the next 4 years and are calling on other political parties to also commit to a national plan for safe seniors' care. In addition to promising to work with the premiers, NDP leader, Tom Mulcair, announced targeted funding for long-term care, palliative care and home care. This meets the...

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