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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 6, 2019
Media Release Pharmacare

With a promising interim report, it’s time to focus on implementing universal pharmacare

MEDIA RELEASE With a promising interim report, it’s time to focus on implementing universal pharmacare March 6, 2019 (OTTAWA) – Canada’s nurses are optimistic about the interim report released today by the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare (ACINP). The report recommended the creation of a national drug agency, a comprehensive evidence-based formulary, […]

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February 19, 2019
Media Release Pharmacare

Canadians overwhelmingly support universal pharmacare: new poll

MEDIA RELEASE Canadians overwhelmingly support universal pharmacare: new poll February 19, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – A national poll released today reveals that Canadians support a national universal prescription drug program, and they believe it is worthy of public investment. The poll comes as the federal government’s advisory council on the subject is due to release […]

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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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