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March 22, 2022
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Canada’s nurses applaud progressive commitments in Liberal-NDP agreement

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) is applauding the commitments toward a national universal public pharmacare program, dental care, hiring additional doctors and nurses, mental health, long-term care, child care, a just transition and long-overdue supports for Indigenous peoples as part of a confidence-and-supply agreement between the Liberal government and the NDP. “These progressive […]

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April 19, 2021
Child Care COVID-19 Federal Budget Long-term care Media Release Pharmacare

Budget 2021 falls short for nurses – from pharmacare to health transfers

April 19, 2021 (Ottawa, ON) – After over two years without a full accounting of federal spending, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) was disappointed by today’s release of Budget 2021. As we continue to grapple with another wave of COVID-19, the CFNU looked to the federal government to continue providing significant investments in […]

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March 20, 2020
Child Care COVID-19

Dear Prime Minister: We need childcare NOW!

The following letter was sent to the Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on March 20, 2020.  Subject: Your Support Needed for Emergency Child Care Funding during COVID-19 Dear Prime Minister: The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions and Child Care Now congratulate your government on its recently announced measures to support Canadians through the COVID-19 […]

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March 22, 2017
Child Care

CLC sees skills training, infrastructure and child care as budget highlights

OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress says today’s federal budget takes positive steps on a few key issues for working Canadians and their communities. “We are pleased to see today’s budget invest in several key areas that unions have long championed, including infrastructure, skills training, and child care,” said Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff. […]

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January 20, 2017
Child Care Equity


By Barb Byers and Marie Clarke Walker On Saturday, January 21, 2017, people of all genders, ages, races, abilities, backgrounds, and orientations will take part in the Women’s March on Washington and solidarity marches in more than 380 cities around the world. Barb will be marching in Vancouver, Marie will be in Toronto, and we […]

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