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October 29, 2018
Media Release

Senate bill banning payment for blood makes headway as advocates lobby parliamentarians

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday, October 30, 2018 (OTTAWA, ON) – More than 50 volunteer health care advocates from across Canada are in Ottawa today to meet with MPs and Senators, urging them to make Bill S-252, the Voluntary Blood Donations Act, law. The Senate Bill, aiming to ban paid blood collection, passed second reading last week […]

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October 25, 2018
Media Release

Nurses launch national petition on workplace violence

Media Release Canada’s nurses launch a national petition on violence against health care workers, sponsored by MP Doug Eyolfson OCTOBER 25, 2018 – OTTAWA – Doug Eyolfson, Member of Parliament for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley, has sponsored petition E-1902 from Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU). Silas’ petition calls upon the Minister […]

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September 24, 2018
Media Release Pharmacare

Consensus grows on the best model for national pharmacare

MEDIA RELEASE Consensus on the Best Model for National Pharmacare Announced by 70 Groups Monday September 24, 2018 (OTTAWA, ON) – Canada’s nurses join more than 70 national, provincial and territorial organizations from coast to coast to coast in announcing their Consensus Principles for National Pharmacare. For a program of national prescription drug coverage to […]

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September 7, 2018
Media Release Ontario

Vaccinate or mask influenza policy struck down

September 7, 2018 Media Release ONA Wins Second Decision on “Unreasonable and Illogical” Vaccinate or Mask Influenza Policies TORONTO – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has won a second decision on the controversial vaccinate or mask (VOM) policy, striking down the policy in effect at St. Michael’s Hospital and several other hospitals that form the […]

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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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