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May 13, 2020
COVID-19 Media Release Nurses Week Press Release

Nurses to meet with parliamentarians to call for more robust pandemic preparedness

MEDIA RELEASE: Nurses to meet with parliamentarians to call for more robust pandemic preparedness May 13, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – As part of National Nursing Week, Canada’s nurses will welcome members of parliament, senators and health care stakeholders to a virtual event focused on infectious disease preparedness and response. The event aims to build awareness of […]

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December 16, 2016
Press Release Violence

The International Council of Nurses joins call for the end of violence against health care

The international nursing community is concerned about the ongoing situation in Syria, and indeed other conflict zones around the world. The ICN made a joint announcement with the World Medical Association in the summer, and earlier this week released a further statement as part of the Health Care in Danger Coalition.

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December 9, 2016
Press Release

Canada’s nurses serve up new survey findings leading up to premier’s dinner meeting on health care

(Friday December 9, 2016 – OTTAWA) – Today the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) released new findings from a public opinion poll commissioned to gain further insight into Canadians’ attitudes towards health issues since the last federal election. The questions focused on Canadians’ perspectives on access to prescription drugs, the federal government’s priorities and […]

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November 17, 2016
Press Release

International Nurses’ Statement on Victory Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership

NURSES AROUND THE WORLD ENCOURAGED BY VICTORY IN THE US AGAINST THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP, PLEDGE TO REMAIN VIGILANT AGAINST ATTEMPTS TO REVIVE IT NEXT YEAR Nurses around the world stand together as patient advocates for the highest standards of healthcare, safe patient care, and economic and social justice.  We, the undersigned leaders of unions representing […]

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November 15, 2016
Press Release

Canada’s nurses say ‘No’ to paid plasma in our public health care system

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (Ottawa) – Today, Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) Secretary-Treasurer, Pauline Worsfold will join public health advocates and politicians for’s Safe Blood Advocates Press Conference on Parliament Hill at 11:30am. Canada’s nurses are speaking out against paid plasma, and echo’s call for Minister Jane Philpott to put a moratorium […]

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