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July 20, 2017

CFNU in the News: Health care groups call on premiers to push for national health accord

Health Accord

Public health care advocates and unions from across Canada are calling on the provincial and territorial leaders to push Ottawa for a national health accord.

Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, noted the premiers were talking about the challenges of meeting Ottawa’s July 2018 deadline for legalizing cannabis.

“I have no problem with with legalizing marijuana,” Silas told the crowd. “But I have a problem when the debate in that house is on legalizing marijuana when one in 10 Canadians can’t afford medically-necessary medication.”

Read the full article on the CBC News website.