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May 3, 2018

Manitoba’s Nurses Elect Darlene Jackson as President-Elect, Rally for Safe Patient Care

Manitoba’s Nurses have elected Darlene Jackson as President-Elect of the Manitoba Nurses Union for a two-year term beginning on July 1, President Sandi Mowat announced today. Jackson was elected on the final day of MNU’s AGM. Read MNU’s press-release. The election results were announced following a Rally for Safe Patient Care at the Manitoba Legislature […]

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May 1, 2018
Media Release Pharmacare

Body Count: Canadians with curable illnesses are dying every day without pharmacare, according to a new study from Canada’s nurses

MEDIA RELEASE OTTAWA, May 1, 2018 – Canada’s nurses unveiled a new study today – the first of its kind in Canada – that reveals the number of people in Canada who die or fall ill because prescription medications are unaffordable. The study, entitled Body Count, confirms that shortfalls in prescription drug coverage result in […]

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April 27, 2018

MNU President Responds to Health Minister’s Refusal to Accept Evidence for Improving Long-Term Care

“On behalf of Manitoba’s nurses, I am disappointed that the Minister of Health will not consider evidence for improving long-term care for Manitoba’s seniors. Our report compiled independent research in Manitoba with evidence from across North America, and found that outcomes would improve by providing long-term care residents with more care, not less during their […]

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April 19, 2018
Media Release Pharmacare

Nurses call Liberal pharmacare resolution an historic opportunity

CFNU President, Linda Silas, and NSNU President, Janet Hazelton, will attend Liberal convention to promote pharmacare for all. HALIFAX, April 19, 2018 – At this weekend’s national convention, Liberal delegates will have the opportunity to vote on an historic resolution on universal pharmacare. Titled Implementing Universal Access to Necessary Medicines, the resolution calls for the […]

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April 18, 2018
Media Release Pharmacare

Parliamentary report echoes nurses’ twenty-year call for universal pharmacare

MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday April 18, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Canada’s nurses applaud today’s release of Pharmacare Now, a report by the House of Commons health committee, recommending the development of a national, universal prescription drug plan, calling it “an ambitious and historic confirmation of what frontline nurses have been saying for years – that pharmacare will […]

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April 17, 2018
Blog Pharmacare

Opinion: Trudeau Liberals at universal pharmacare crossroads in Halifax

By Linda Silas, CFNU President Published in the Chronicle Herald on April 17, 2018 Liberal party members from across the country are in Halifax this weekend for the party’s final national convention before the next federal election. Observers are watching closely, hoping to gain insight into the policies that will form the Liberal platform in […]

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April 13, 2018
Saskatchewan

Canada’s Nurses are Disturbed by Appeal Loss in Strom Case

Canada’s nurses are shocked and disappointed by the April 11 decision of Justice Currie of the Saskatchewan Court of the Queen’s Bench to uphold the verdict of the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association (SRNA) Discipline Committee concerning the Carolyn Strom case. Strom was fined $26,000 and found guilty of professional misconduct by SRNA, the regulatory body […]

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April 11, 2018
Saskatchewan

Letter of Support Regarding the Humboldt Tragedy

  April 11, 2018 Tracy Zambory President Saskatchewan Union of Nurses Dear Tracy, Just a few hours after the tragedy in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team, a wave of shock, grief and sympathy was felt across the country for the families and communities of these young men. I, like all members of […]

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March 21, 2018
Manitoba Media Release

Mandatory Overtime at St. Boniface Hospital Reaches Crisis Level

Media Release: Manitoba Nurses Union Mandatory Overtime at St. Boniface Hospital Reaches Crisis Level WINNIPEG, MB – Mandatory overtime has reached a crisis level at St. Boniface Hospital as reported incidences in 2018 have already surpassed 2017 levels, the Manitoba Nurses Union reported today. “We’ve been hearing from nurses that mandatory overtime has been increasing […]

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March 21, 2018
Gun Control

Coalition for Gun Control Reaction to New Federal Regulations

Federal Government Takes Important First Step with New Federal Gun Regulations but Stronger Measures Still Needed March 20, 2018, Ottawa, ON: As students across the U.S. march in solidarity for tougher gun laws in an uprising against the ongoing gun violence seen in their schools, the Government of Canada is introducing new gun legislation. Urging […]

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