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December 5, 2019
Media Release

Trudeau must commit to universal pharmacare following Throne Speech, say nurses

December 5, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is expressing disappointment with today’s Speech from the Throne, which failed to make a clear commitment to implement a pharmacare program that is unequivocally public, universal and single-payer. “Prime Minister Trudeau must stop hedging on pharmacare and follow the evidence overwhelmingly supporting a […]

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November 19, 2019
Media Release Pharmacare

Over 140 organizations call for Pharmacare Now

Ottawa, November 19, 2019: Today, over 140 national and provincial organizations from all regions across Canada released a joint statement calling on the new federal government to immediately implement universal, public pharmacare. The Pharmacare Now statement is supported by a diverse coalition representing health care providers, non-profit organizations, unions, workers, seniors and patients from coast […]

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October 22, 2019
Media Release Pharmacare

Canada’s nurses call on re-elected Liberal government to unite parties behind pharmacare

MEDIA RELEASE October 22, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions calls on Canada’s newly elected Liberal minority government to build unity across party lines to implement a national universal pharmacare program for everyone in the country. “Canada’s nurses and voters across the country have chosen a progressive Canada that prioritizes the […]

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October 16, 2019
Federal Election Media Release Pharmacare

Conservative health care platform is ‘dead on arrival’, say Canada’s nurses as they release their federal platform assessment

MEDIA RELEASE Conservative health care platform is ‘dead on arrival’, say Canada’s nurses as they release their federal platform assessment October 16, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) has released an assessment of federal party platforms, comparing and scoring four major parties on their commitments to improving health care and access […]

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October 11, 2019
Federal Election Media Release Pharmacare

Conservatives fail Canadians suffering without pharmacare, say nurses

Friday October 11, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – Canada’s nurses are frustrated that the Conservative Party of Canada has failed to commit to implementing a universal pharmacare program. The Liberal, NDP and Green parties have each committed to a national universal pharmacare program. “It’s unfortunate to see a major federal party ignore the issue of pharmacare, […]

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September 23, 2019
Media Release Pharmacare

Liberals get universal pharmacare right, say nurses

MEDIA RELEASE Liberals get universal pharmacare right, say nurses September 23, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – Canada’s nurses applaud today’s announcement by Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau that, if elected on October 21, his party will work with provinces and territories to implement a national universal prescription drug program that provides public coverage for everyone in […]

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September 17, 2019
Media Release Pharmacare

Canada’s Nurses applaud Green Party’s election commitment to universal pharmacare

MEDIA RELEASE September 17, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Canada’s nurses welcome the Green Party’s platform commitment to public universal pharmacare, announced yesterday as part of the party’s federal election platform. The announcement makes the Greens the second federal party to confirm their support for universal public prescription drug coverage, following the NDP. “Canada’s nurses are […]

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July 11, 2019
Media Release Violence

Nurses to premiers: Violence in health care demands action

MEDIA RELEASE Nurses to premiers: Violence in health care demands action July 11, 2019 (SASKATOON, SK) – A panel of experts on the mounting crisis of violence against health care workers presented to Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers this morning at an event coinciding with the Council of the Federation summit in Saskatoon. Co-sponsored by […]

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June 20, 2019
Media Release Violence

Parliament moves to end violence in health care sector

MEDIA RELEASE Nurses praise parliamentary report on violence in health care June 20, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – Canada’s nurses are eager for meaningful action following the first parliamentary study into violence against health care workers. A report by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health, released yesterday afternoon, makes a number of recommendations championed by […]

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June 12, 2019
Media Release

Advisory council on pharmacare issues definitive verdict

MEDIA RELEASE Advisory council on pharmacare issues definitive verdict: Public universal pharmacare is the only option for Canada June 12, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – Canada’s nurses applaud the findings of the final report by the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare. The report recommends an end to the current costly and dysfunctional patchwork […]

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