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April 23, 2021
Blog Climate Crisis

Op-ed: Climate action can save lives — it's time to go big

The following opinion editorial first appeared in the National Observer on April 22, 2021. Climate action can save lives — it’s time to go big By Courtney Howard & Linda Silas Discussions and plans of action around climate change are too rarely informed by the devastating health impacts of a rapidly warming planet. But if […]

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December 18, 2019
Blog Climate Crisis

Just Transition: For Healthier Jobs, Families and Communities

Let’s remember that there are no jobs on a dead planet By Linda Silas, CFNU President I’ve just returned home from my first-ever climate change conference. And it was a big one! As part of the Canadian labour delegation, I was one of 25 delegates selected by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) to attend the largest […]

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September 20, 2019
Climate Crisis

Why Canada's nurses are speaking out for large-scale climate action

Download our postcard and send a message to the Prime Minister! Linda Silas | CFNU President For the second year in a row, severe flooding in my home province of New Brunswick has devastated local communities, forcing families to abandon their homes or bunker down and risk being trapped by the rising waters. Climate change […]

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June 4, 2019
Climate Crisis Media Release

Canada’s nurses take action on climate change

MEDIA RELEASE Canada’s nurses take action on climate change June 4, 2019 (FREDERICTON, NB) – A new discussion paper on the health impacts of climate change calls on nurses to prepare for extreme weather events, plan for emerging patient needs resulting from climate change, and encourage green initiatives at work. The paper, released in Fredericton […]

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