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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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