Prescription Drugs

  • 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...
  • 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, 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...
  • https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/major-complications
    Wednesday, Feb 3 2016
    Today, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released a report that examines the effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the Canadian public health care system. Author Scott Sinclair finds that the TPP investor protections would make it more difficult and costly for Canadian governments to establish new public health programs, including pharmacare, which is on the agenda of ongoing federal-provincial health talks. The overarching impacts of the proposed treaty would be to weaken the Canadian public health care...
  • Thursday, Oct 15 2015
    October 15, 2015 (Ottawa) – Canada’s Nurses have released a party performance card ranking the commitments to health care that each of the major federal political parties have made throughout the course of the election. Throughout polls early in this election, voters clearly identified that health care was a top concern. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) highlighted four key areas that needed to be addressed: a safe seniors’ strategy, a national prescription drug program, committing to a publicly-funded...
  • http://betterchoice.ca/
    Monday, Oct 5 2015
    This election there is a better choice for the economy and the future. The CLC believes there is a better choice. One that gets us ready to support and care for our aging population. One that gives Canadians high-quality, secure jobs instead of short-term, temporary positions. One that provides programs that benefit everyone—instead of tax relief programs that benefit a select few. This election, we can choose better child care, health care, retirement security and jobs. Learn more at betterchoice.ca...
  • Friday, Sep 18 2015
    Friday September 18, 2015 (Ottawa) - Canada’s Nurses are again applauding the New Democratic Party of Canada for their leadership in health care this week, with the announced commitment to develop a universal public prescription drug plan with the provinces. Today the NDP promised to work with the provinces and territories to implement a prescription drug plan that will ensure that all Canadians, regardless of age or health condition, have access to the medications that they need. The NDP has...
  • Thursday, Dec 6 2012
    Via e-mail: stephen.harper@parl.gc.ca ; pm@pm.gc.ca Date: 5 December, 2012 The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa ON K1A 0A6 Dear Prime Minister, Canada’s nurses are deeply concerned about the potential implications of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union (EU) on public health care. First, the EU’s demands on Canada to change its drug patent system to give more intellectual property rights to brand-name pharmaceutical companies will drive...

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