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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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July 18, 2018
Council of the Federation Media Release Pharmacare

Canada’s premiers to join nurses for pharmacare roundtable

Media Advisory July 18, 2018 (ST. ANDREWS, NB) – Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers will join nurses’ union leaders from across the country on the morning of July 20 for a national pharmacare roundtable. Host Premier Brian Gallant will welcome his counterparts to the event, which will feature Dr. Eric Hoskins, Chair of the Advisory […]

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June 29, 2018
Media Release

Nurse Practitioners can be Canada’s solution to health care gaps: new study

MEDIA RELEASE Friday June 29, 2018  (WINNIPEG, MB) – Canada’s health ministers and nurses union leaders gathered today in Winnipeg for the unveiling of a landmark report from the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), entitled Fulfilling Nurse Practitioners’ Untapped Potential in Canada’s Health Care System. The report includes the results of the largest-ever national […]

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June 28, 2018
Media Release

New study to be unveiled to Canada’s health ministers shows Nurse Practitioners can improve access to care

 MEDIA ADVISORY Thursday June 28, 2018 (WINNIPEG, MB) – Canada’s provincial and territorial health ministers will join nurses union leaders on Friday June 29 in Winnipeg  for the unveiling of a landmark report on Nurse Practitioners (NPs) from the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU). The event will feature the results of the largest-ever national survey […]

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June 27, 2018

Manitoba Nurses Union: Mandatory Overtime Crisis Continues at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG – A mandatory overtime crisis has continued at St. Boniface Hospital, as reported incidences in 2018 have now more than doubled 2017 levels, with 40 instances reported this past weekend alone, MNU President Sandi Mowat announced today. “Nurses at St. Boniface are extremely concerned. Many have reached a point of physical and mental exhaustion,” […]

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June 6, 2018

Health care workers in Gaza are #NotATarget

Canada’s nurses join the international community in condemning the recent attacks on health care workers in Gaza, and we call for the protection of medical personnel, medical facilities and patients in all conflict zones. About 245 health care workers and 40 ambulances have been attacked in the region between March 30 and May 27, according […]

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June 5, 2018
Gun Control Media Release

Coalition calls for stronger gun control laws as violence spikes

Media Release SOURCE: Coalition for Gun Control (www.guncontrol.ca) Last Chance to Strengthen Federal Gun Control Laws as Toronto Gun Violence Spikes TORONTO, June 4, 2018 /CNW/ – Following several recent shootings in Toronto, and on the verge of what might be another “year of the gun” in that city, the Coalition for Gun Control urges Canadians to stand […]

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