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December 19, 2017

Participate in the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Study!

Survey now closed.   The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions has launched a Nurse Practitioner (NP) project aimed at developing recommendations for governments and policy-makers across Canada to improve NP working conditions to better attract and retain NPs, and expand NP positions throughout the health care system. About three million Canadians receive care from an […]

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December 7, 2017

Ontario government announces nurses to be covered under PTSD presumptive legislation

Media Release ONA Celebrates Win for Front-Line Nurses: Government announces nurses to be covered under PTSD presumptive legislation December 6, 2017 The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is celebrating an announcement by the provincial government that nurses will be included in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) legislation. “We are ecstatic that the government has decided to do […]

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November 21, 2017

Documents reveal federal government involvement with private plasma firm

MEDIA RELEASE On the 20th anniversary of Canada’s tainted blood inquiry, documents reveal the federal government worked with private pharmaceutical industry to undermine Krever’s landmark recommendations  Tuesday November 21, 2017 (OTTAWA) – On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Krever Inquiry into the tainted blood scandal, parliamentarians, health advocates and health professionals gathered […]

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