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February 10, 2022
Federal Budget Health Human Resources

CFNU's letter to Minister Freeland on pre-budget consultations and a growing HHR crisis

The following letter was sent by Linda Silas, on February 10, 2022, to the Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. Dear Minister Freeland: Canada’s nurses believe that the next few years will be critical for our health care system. With premiers recently calling for an urgent increase in health transfers at […]

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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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February 16, 2021
Canadian Labour Congress Federal Budget Media Release Pharmacare

New joint campaign calls on feds to take immediate action on pharmacare

Media Release New joint campaign calls on feds to take immediate action on pharmacare Health and labour groups aligned in push for universal access to prescription drugs         February 16, 2021 – Ottawa, ON – Heart & Stroke, Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) have teamed up to raise the […]

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March 19, 2019
Federal Budget Media Release Pharmacare

The federal budget inches Canada towards pharmacare, but proposals are minimal

MEDIA RELEASE The federal budget inches Canada towards pharmacare, but proposals are minimal March 19, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – This year’s federal budget includes commitments that inch Canada closer to the long-awaited implementation of a national pharmacare program for everyone. While optimistic, Canada’s nurses want to see clearer commitments to support the creation and implementation […]

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February 28, 2018
Federal Budget Pharmacare

Joint letter to Prime Minister Trudeau on Finance Minister Bill Morneau's comment on pharmacare

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, Canadian Labour Congress and Canadian Doctors for Medicare are calling on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to recuse himself from the pharmacare file. In a joint letter sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today, the three organizations express dismay over comments made today by Minister Morneau […]

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February 27, 2018
Federal Budget Pharmacare

Important progress on pharmacare cannot be delayed by more studies: CFNU

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday, February 27, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Canada’s nurses applaud the announcement in today’s federal budget of an Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare, chaired by Dr. Eric Hoskins, with a mandate to work towards the implementation of a national pharmacare plan. For more than 20 years, the Canadian Federation of Nurses […]

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February 22, 2018
Canadian Labour Congress Federal Budget

What Canada’s unions would like to see in the federal budget

Canada’s economy is growing and that means this year’s federal budget can invest in ways that will have a positive impact on workers’ day-to-day lives. Here are some of the things we’ll be looking for in the federal budget. 1. A commitment to universal public pharmacare Canada is the only developed country in the world […]

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March 22, 2016
Federal Budget Health Accord Media Release

Canada’s nurses respond to Federal Budget 2016: Now is the time to negotiate a new Health and Social Accord

March 22, 2016 (Ottawa) – Today the federal government released details of the 2016 budget, including reaffirming the election promise to engage with the provincial and territorial governments to renegotiate a new Health Accord. Canada’s nurses welcome this, along with commitments to increase child care benefits, improving immunization coverage, and investments for those who need […]

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