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April 3, 2019
Pharmacare

Linda Silas receives prestigious award from the Canadian Health Coalition

Linda Silas, CFNU President, receives prestigious award from the Canadian Health Coalition Unions representing more than 200,000 nurses and student nurses across the country are congratulating Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), for being awarded a prestigious Guardian of Public Health Care Award from the Canadian Health Coalition (CHC). As […]

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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 19, 2019
Media Release Pharmacare

The federal budget inches Canada towards pharmacare, but proposals are minimal

MEDIA RELEASE The federal budget inches Canada towards pharmacare, but proposals are minimal March 19, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – This year’s federal budget includes commitments that inch Canada closer to the long-awaited implementation of a national pharmacare program for everyone. While optimistic, Canada’s nurses want to see clearer commitments to support the creation and implementation […]

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March 13, 2019
Media Release Pharmacare

New report exposes the Big Money Club against pharmacare

MEDIA RELEASE Who opposes pharmacare and why: a new report exposes The Big Money Club March 13, 2019 (OTTAWA) – Canada’s nurses released a new report today, titled The Big Money Club: Revealing the Players and Their Campaign to Stop Pharmacare. Authored by Canadian academic Dr. Sharon Batt, the report is an exposé on the role of […]

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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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September 28, 2018
Pharmacare

CFNU submission to the pharmacare Advisory Council

The Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare has been tasked with conducting an economic and social assessment of domestic and international models of pharmacare, working with provincial/territorial and indigenous leaders, and consulting with Canadians, experts and stakeholders from relevant fields. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) has been advocating for the implementation […]

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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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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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