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February 22, 2021
Blog Pharmacare

Silas: Enough talk – it’s time to make pharmacare a reality with Bill C 213

We’ve had enough of resolutions and public polls – It’s time for MPs to make pharmacare a reality with Bill C 213 According to a 2019 national poll conducted jointly by the CFNU and Heart & Stroke, 93 percent of Canadians felt it was important for everyone in Canada to have equal access to prescription […]

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February 19, 2021
Pharmacare

Too many people are struggling to pay for their medications

The following opinion editorial by Hassan Yussuff (CLC president), Doug Roth (Heart & Stroke CEO) and Linda Silas (CFNU president) was published in Toronto Star on February 19, 2021. Too many people are struggling to pay for their medications A silent health crisis is looming as more people struggle to pay for their prescription drugs. […]

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February 16, 2021
Canadian Labour Congress Media Release Pharmacare

New joint campaign calls on feds to take immediate action on pharmacare

Media Release New joint campaign calls on feds to take immediate action on pharmacare Health and labour groups aligned in push for universal access to prescription drugs         February 16, 2021 – Ottawa, ON – Heart & Stroke, Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) have teamed up to raise the […]

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December 15, 2020
Pharmacare

Canada’s nurses support Bill C-213 for a Pharmacare Act

The following letter was sent to Peter Julian, Member of Parliament, on December 11, 2020. Dear Mr. Julian, I am writing you to offer my strongest support for Bill C-213, An Act to enact the Canada Pharmacare Act. A national, universal, single-payer pharmacare program is needed more urgently than ever before. Millions of people across […]

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November 30, 2020
Pharmacare

Nurses respond to fall economic update: too many Canadian families still without vital medicines

Nurses welcome investments in long-term care, but too many Canadian families still without access to vital medicines November 30, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – With today’s fall economic update, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) welcomed the federal government’s announcement of new funding for long-term care, housing and pandemic response measures, along with supports for […]

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November 24, 2020
COVID-19 covid19 Media Release Pharmacare

Letter to PM Trudeau: The need for universal pharmacare is URGENT

November 24, 2020 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health   Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Freeland and Minister Hajdu, Following the September 23 Throne Speech, we once again commend you for your ongoing commitment […]

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November 18, 2020
Pharmacare

Canada’s nurses urge MPs to support NDP’s Pharmacare Act

Canada’s nurses are urging all Members of Parliament support the NDP’s Bill C-213 to create a Canada Pharmacare Act and implement a national prescription drug program for everyone in the country. The bill was introduced in February and will be debated today by parliamentarians. The NDP’s bill is based on the recommendations of the landmark […]

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October 16, 2020
Media Release Pharmacare

Canada’s nurses urge patented medicine regulatory body to stand its ground

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is calling on the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) to move ahead with new regulations and their accompanying guidelines in the face of growing pressure from the pharmaceutical industry and certain industry-funded patient groups. “We are concerned that the PMPRB failed to release their guidelines, yesterday, for regulations […]

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September 23, 2020
Coronavirus COVID-19 Media Release Pharmacare

Throne Speech: Canada’s nurses encouraged by commitments to a healthy recovery

MEDIA RELEASE September 23, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is encouraged by the government’s commitment to a healthy recovery in today’s Speech from the Throne. It encourages all parliamentarians to support the government’s recovery agenda. “Nurses across the country welcome the government’s commitments for this new session of parliament, including important steps […]

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August 6, 2020
Coronavirus covid19 Pharmacare

Now more than ever, Canada desperately needs a universal, single-payer, public pharmacare program.

The following is a letter sent August 6, 2020 to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance; and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health. Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Morneau and Minister Hajdu, Now more than ever, Canada desperately needs a universal, single-payer, public pharmacare […]

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