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June 7, 2019
Media Release

Canada’s nurses launch federal election campaign

Canada’s nurses launch federal election campaign to Choose Care, Not Cuts June 7, 2019 (FREDERICTON) – Canada’s nurses have launched a national public engagement campaign and website to ensure the ongoing underfunding of public health care is a top-of-mind issue during Canada’s federal election this fall. The campaign and its online tools are designed to […]

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June 6, 2019
Media Release

CFNU honours nurse leaders from P.E.I. and Alberta, safe blood advocate and Canadian labour leader, with Bread & Roses Awards

June 6, 2019 (FREDERICTON) – A safe blood supply advocate, two prominent nursing union leaders and the President of the CLC have been honoured for their advocacy at the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions’ 2019 Biennial Convention today. BloodWatch.org Executive Director Kat Lanteigne, P.E.I. Nurses’ Union President Mona O’Shea, and United Nurses of Alberta Second […]

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June 5, 2019
Media Release

Canada’s nurses commission study of nurse staffing in face of growing crisis

June 4, 2019 (FREDERICTON) – With all Canadian provinces facing a growing nurse staffing crunch, Canada’s nurses have commissioned a national study that can help governments and major health care organizations find solutions to an anticipated crisis. Announcing the “National Nurse Staffing Survey” at the Biennial Convention of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, President […]

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June 4, 2019
Media Release

Nurses rally against national epidemic of violence in health care workplaces

June 4, 2019 (FREDERICTON) – As the criminal trial of a man charged with beating and injuring a female nurse begins in Moncton, presidents of Canada’s nurses unions today called on federal and provincial governments to take measures to end violence against health care workers. “Violence against health care workers and especially nurses is increasing […]

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June 4, 2019
Media Release

Canada’s nurses to take action on climate change

June 4, 2019 (FREDERICTON) – 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 this morning by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, calls […]

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May 31, 2019
Media Release

More than 900 nurses from across Canada will be in Fredericton starting Monday June 3rd

May 31, 2019 (FREDERICTON, NB) – A leading authority on technological transformations in health care, the president of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, experts in the growing worldwide shortage of nursing professionals, and the president of the Canadian Labour Congress are among the speakers on the agenda, as more than 900 nurses […]

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May 14, 2019
Media Release

Canada’s nurses tell Parliament they’ve had enough of violence on the job

May 14, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – Facing a rising tide of workplace violence across the country, nurses have been demanding action from Ottawa for almost 18 months. Today the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health heard this message and commenced the first-ever parliamentary study on workplace violence in health care. “Nurses in Canada have […]

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April 1, 2019
Federal Election Media Release Pharmacare

Canada’s nurses applaud NDP’s spot-on pharmacare announcement

MEDIA RELEASE Canada’s nurses applaud NDP’s spot-on pharmacare announcement April 1, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – Canada’s nurses applaud the federal NDP for announcing their support for a universal model of national pharmacare today. While the federal government has been considering the issue over the past year, today’s announcement makes Jagmeet Singh the first federal party […]

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March 28, 2019
Media Release Ontario

Canada’s nurses concerned Windsor-Essex Health Unit’s actions may put public at risk

MEDIA RELEASE Canada’s nurses call on the Public Health Agency of Canada to ensure the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s actions do not put public at risk March 28, 2019 (WINDSOR-ESSEX COUNTY, ON) – The President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) is calling on public health authorities to monitor the Windsor-Essex County Health […]

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March 19, 2019
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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