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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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February 24, 2020
Media Release Pharmacare

Canada’s nurses call on Trudeau to support NDP’s new pharmacare bill

February 24, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – On behalf of 200,000 nurses across the country, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is applauding the NDP for today’s announcement that they will introduce a bill to implement pharmacare across Canada. Nurses are calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to support the NDP’s bill and create a national single-payer […]

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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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