Pharmacare

  • http://canadianlabour.ca/news/news-archive/10-things-unions-are-looking-budget-2017
    Tuesday, Mar 21 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 their families were left waiting for sustained funding for health care and child care, and action on other key campaign commitments. Here are the top...
  • Thursday, Feb 2 2017
    In December 2016, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions released 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 wasted over the past 10 years by not implementing national pharmacare. The report calculates the waste from 2006-2015. Mackenzie starts the clock two years after 2004, when Canada’s premiers unanimously called for the federal government to implement national pharmacare. Today...
  • 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...
  • Wednesday, Dec 7 2016
    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 Committee on Health on the process that brought these Canadians together and on the contents of their final report: Necessary Medicines: Recommendations from the Citizens’...
  • 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...
  • Friday, Aug 5 2016
    Summary of CFNU’s Council of the Federation Breakfast Briefing : Filling the Prescription – the Federal Role within a National Pharmacare Program Whitehorse, Yukon - July 21, 2016 The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions hosted a briefing for provincial premiers at the annual Council of the Federation meeting. The breakfast meeting entitled Filling the Prescription – the Federal Role within a National Pharmacare Program featured presentations by UBC Professor, Dr. Steven Morgan, a founder of Pharmacare 2020 , and George...
  • 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...
  • Thursday, Jun 2 2016
    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 of health and labour stakeholders came together to hear expert speakers make the compelling case for Canada’s implementing a universal pharmacare program as the...

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