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March 13, 2019

New report exposes the Big Money Club against pharmacare

MEDIA RELEASE Who opposes pharmacare and why: a new report exposes The Big Money Club March 13, 2019 (OTTAWA) – Canada’s nurses released a new report today, titled The Big Money Club: Revealing the Players and Their Campaign to Stop Pharmacare. Authored by Canadian academic Dr. Sharon Batt, the report is an exposé on the role of […]

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March 6, 2019
Media Release Pharmacare

With a promising interim report, it’s time to focus on implementing universal pharmacare

MEDIA RELEASE With a promising interim report, it’s time to focus on implementing universal pharmacare March 6, 2019 (OTTAWA) – Canada’s nurses are optimistic about the interim report released today by the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare (ACINP). The report recommended the creation of a national drug agency, a comprehensive evidence-based formulary, […]

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February 19, 2019
Media Release Pharmacare

Canadians overwhelmingly support universal pharmacare: new poll

MEDIA RELEASE Canadians overwhelmingly support universal pharmacare: new poll February 19, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – A national poll released today reveals that Canadians support a national universal prescription drug program, and they believe it is worthy of public investment. The poll comes as the federal government’s advisory council on the subject is due to release […]

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November 23, 2018
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CUPW and CLC issue joint statement in support of postal workers

Thursday, November 22, 2018 The Canadian Labour Congress joins the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in calling on Canada Post to negotiate fair contracts for postal workers. The CLC also joins CUPW in condemning the federal government’s back-to-work legislation. “The right to strike is an integral part of collective bargaining. Without it, an employer […]

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November 19, 2018
Health Human Resources Nurse Practitioners

Opinion: Nurse practitioners are the innovative solution to Canada’s health care woes

The following opinion editorial appeared in the Hill Times on Monday November 19, 2018. Nurse practitioners are the innovative solution to Canada’s health care woes By LINDA SILAS AND IVY LYNN BOURGEAULT NOVEMBER 19, 2018 It was recently national Nurse Practitioner Week, but you would be forgiven if you’ve never heard of nurse practitioners. Most […]

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October 29, 2018
Media Release

Senate bill banning payment for blood makes headway as advocates lobby parliamentarians

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday, October 30, 2018 (OTTAWA, ON) – More than 50 volunteer health care advocates from across Canada are in Ottawa today to meet with MPs and Senators, urging them to make Bill S-252, the Voluntary Blood Donations Act, law. The Senate Bill, aiming to ban paid blood collection, passed second reading last week […]

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October 25, 2018
Media Release

Nurses launch national petition on workplace violence

Media Release Canada’s nurses launch a national petition on violence against health care workers, sponsored by MP Doug Eyolfson OCTOBER 25, 2018 – OTTAWA – Doug Eyolfson, Member of Parliament for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley, has sponsored petition E-1902 from Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU). Silas’ petition calls upon the Minister […]

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October 16, 2018
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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
Ontario

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
Pharmacare

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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