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July 25, 2018
Council of the Federation Media Release Pharmacare

Canada’s nurses commend premiers for their continued leadership on national pharmacare

MEDIA RELEASE Canada’s nurses commend premiers for their continued leadership towards implementing a national pharmacare program July 20, 2018 (ST. ANDREWS, NB) – At this year’s Council of the Federation, Canada’s premiers recommitted to working with the federal government to build a system of prescription drug coverage for Canada. “Every year, we take another leap […]

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July 19, 2018
Council of the Federation Media Release Pharmacare

Canada’s nurses and pharmacare Council Chair Dr. Eric Hoskins to hold media availability following event for premiers

MEDIA ADVISORY July 19, 2018 (ST. ANDREWS, NB) – Media representatives are advised that Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), and Dr. Eric Hoskins, Chair of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare, will hold a media availability, following a pharmacare roundtable event with Canada’s premiers. The breakfast […]

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July 18, 2018
Council of the Federation Media Release Pharmacare

Canada’s premiers to join nurses for pharmacare roundtable

Media Advisory July 18, 2018 (ST. ANDREWS, NB) – Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers will join nurses’ union leaders from across the country on the morning of July 20 for a national pharmacare roundtable. Host Premier Brian Gallant will welcome his counterparts to the event, which will feature Dr. Eric Hoskins, Chair of the Advisory […]

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June 29, 2018
Media Release

Nurse Practitioners can be Canada’s solution to health care gaps: new study

MEDIA RELEASE Friday June 29, 2018  (WINNIPEG, MB) – Canada’s health ministers and nurses union leaders gathered today in Winnipeg for the unveiling of a landmark report from the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), entitled Fulfilling Nurse Practitioners’ Untapped Potential in Canada’s Health Care System. The report includes the results of the largest-ever national […]

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June 28, 2018
Media Release

New study to be unveiled to Canada’s health ministers shows Nurse Practitioners can improve access to care

 MEDIA ADVISORY Thursday June 28, 2018 (WINNIPEG, MB) – Canada’s provincial and territorial health ministers will join nurses union leaders on Friday June 29 in Winnipeg  for the unveiling of a landmark report on Nurse Practitioners (NPs) from the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU). The event will feature the results of the largest-ever national survey […]

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June 5, 2018
Gun Control Media Release

Coalition calls for stronger gun control laws as violence spikes

Media Release SOURCE: Coalition for Gun Control (www.guncontrol.ca) Last Chance to Strengthen Federal Gun Control Laws as Toronto Gun Violence Spikes TORONTO, June 4, 2018 /CNW/ – Following several recent shootings in Toronto, and on the verge of what might be another “year of the gun” in that city, the Coalition for Gun Control urges Canadians to stand […]

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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 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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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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