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October 16, 2018

CFNU statement on cannabis and workplace health and safety

In advance of the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada on October 17, 2018, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions has released separate position statements on recreational and medical cannabis and occupational health and safety. CFNU Position The CFNU, which represents Canada’s frontline nurses, supports a public health approach to cannabis. We recognize that: The […]

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October 16, 2018

Thunder Bay Public Health Nurses on the Picket Line as Mediation Fails

October 16, 2018 THUNDER BAY – Public Health Nurses working for Thunder Bay District Health Unit will be on the picket lines at 7:30 a.m. today. “Unfortunately, a long day of mediation failed to result in a respectful, fair contract offer and our dedicated Public Health Nurses have been forced to take strike action,” said […]

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September 28, 2018

CFNU submission to the pharmacare Advisory Council

The Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare has been tasked with conducting an economic and social assessment of domestic and international models of pharmacare, working with provincial/territorial and indigenous leaders, and consulting with Canadians, experts and stakeholders from relevant fields. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) has been advocating for the implementation […]

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September 27, 2018
Mental Health Saskatchewan

Youth mental health documentary released by Saskatchewan Union of Nurses

The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) has released a compelling short documentary highlighting the importance of breaking stigmas around mental health, letting kids know it’s okay to need and ask for help, and equipping  youth with the coping skills they need to deal with life’s stresses. The documentary, On the frontline of Youth Mental Health, is […]

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September 24, 2018
Media Release Pharmacare

Consensus grows on the best model for national pharmacare

MEDIA RELEASE Consensus on the Best Model for National Pharmacare Announced by 70 Groups Monday September 24, 2018 (OTTAWA, ON) – Canada’s nurses join more than 70 national, provincial and territorial organizations from coast to coast to coast in announcing their Consensus Principles for National Pharmacare. For a program of national prescription drug coverage to […]

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September 7, 2018
Media Release Ontario

Vaccinate or mask influenza policy struck down

September 7, 2018 Media Release ONA Wins Second Decision on “Unreasonable and Illogical” Vaccinate or Mask Influenza Policies TORONTO – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has won a second decision on the controversial vaccinate or mask (VOM) policy, striking down the policy in effect at St. Michael’s Hospital and several other hospitals that form the […]

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July 26, 2018
Newfoundland and Labrador

Nurses join the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour

The following is a letter to members of the Registered Nurses’ Union (RNU) Newfoundland & Labrador from President Debbie Forward regarding the union’s decision to join the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour.   Hello RNU Members, I hope you are enjoying your summer and were able to get some time off to refresh and recharge.  […]

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July 25, 2018
Council of the Federation Media Release Pharmacare

Canada’s nurses commend premiers for their continued leadership on national pharmacare

MEDIA RELEASE Canada’s nurses commend premiers for their continued leadership towards implementing a national pharmacare program July 20, 2018 (ST. ANDREWS, NB) – At this year’s Council of the Federation, Canada’s premiers recommitted to working with the federal government to build a system of prescription drug coverage for Canada. “Every year, we take another leap […]

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July 19, 2018
Council of the Federation Media Release Pharmacare

Canada’s nurses and pharmacare Council Chair Dr. Eric Hoskins to hold media availability following event for premiers

MEDIA ADVISORY July 19, 2018 (ST. ANDREWS, NB) – Media representatives are advised that Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), and Dr. Eric Hoskins, Chair of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare, will hold a media availability, following a pharmacare roundtable event with Canada’s premiers. The breakfast […]

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July 18, 2018
Council of the Federation Pharmacare

Premiers of all political stripes should support pharmacare

The following commentary appeared in the Telegraph Journal on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. The case for national pharmacare LINDA SILAS COMMENTARY As most of us are coping with the heat by heading for the shade and grabbing a cool drink, Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers are gathering in St. Andrews this week to get down […]

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