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  • Monday, Aug 24 2015
    Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 (Ottawa) – Today, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) released letters on behalf of nearly 200,000 nurses from across Canada, asking federal party leaders who will become the champion on the true vote deciding issue for Canadians in this federal election – health care. “As frontline nurses and patient advocates it is our responsibility to speak out when we see the long-term health of the people we care for is at risk," said CFNU president...
  • National Newswatch
    Sunday, Aug 9 2015
    The first federal leaders’ debate was supposed to cover ‘the key issues’ on the minds of voters, and it could be the only English debate that voters will have the opportunity to hear from all national party leaders. Canada’s nurses were disappointed that health care was not on the agenda. It’s a good thing we have ten weeks to fix this. Canadians want leadership from the federal parties to ensure a strong national health care system. In June, a poll...
  • Friday, Jun 5 2015
    A national nurses union is gearing up for the federal election by training members to spread the message about health care and push campaigning politicians to make it a priority — or risk losing votes. Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, said Thursday that for the first time the group is educating hundreds of members about certain health issues so they can talk with co-workers, neighbours and political candidates. Read the full story:
  • Friday, Jun 5 2015
    Friday June 5, 2015 (HALIFAX) – Over one thousand nurses marched in Halifax today to demand federal leadership on Canada’s public health care system. The march was led by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions which is concluding its biennial convention today. With voters headed to the polls in the fall, the CFNU is calling on all federal candidates to make health care a priority this election. “Canadians care about health care, this is something we know and we have...
  • Thursday, Jun 4 2015
    Thursday June 4, 2015 (HALIFAX) – Up to 1,000 nurses wearing white will march down historic Barrington Street in Halifax on Friday as their national organization, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, officially launches its effort to emphasize health care issues during the federal election campaign. For the first time, nurses from across the country are asking Canadians to vote for the health care they deserve. To date, no political party has made its platform clear, but nurses feel an...
  • Wednesday, Jun 3 2015
    Nurses’ conference will see presentation of Bread & Roses Award to influential nurse Wednesday June 3, 2015 (HALIFAX) – The federal government must make consistent delivery of public health care from coast to coast to coast, the country’s No. 1 priority, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions will tell delegates of one of the country’s largest ever gatherings of nurses tomorrow morning. Linda Silas will address more than 1,000 nurses and other participants at the CFNU’s 17th Biennial...
  • Monday, Jun 1 2015
    Nurses’ unions release survey data at national convention in Halifax Monday, June 1, 2015 (Halifax) – Canadians are looking for leadership from the federal government to build our national health care system, rather than tear it down, a new poll from Abacus Data, commissioned by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, shows. The poll, which was released today by the CFNU during its biennial convention in Halifax, shows that as Canada's population ages, the future of health care is increasing...
  • Friday, May 29 2015
    More than 1,000 expected at Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions biennial convention. Friday, May 29, 2015 (Halifax) – Getting ready for the 2015 Canadian federal election, which is scheduled to take place on October 19, will be the focus of the 17 th Biennial Convention of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, starting Monday in Halifax. With more than 1,000 nurses from across Canada expected to attend, the June 1-5 convention at the Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre will...

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