Submissions & Letters

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2014 Submission to the Federal Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation CFNU’s innovation submission focuses on two key areas: implementing universal pharmacare in Canada and expanding the provision of health care by nurse practitioners (NPs). Both recommended innovations are evidence-based and would deliver significant benefits for our public health care system. These proposed innovations are also rooted in the goals of economic exigency, increasing patient access and health care renewal. 2014-12-08 Download
Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act   Statement   to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs     Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act   2012-03-29 Download
Bill C-377: An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act Bill C-377: An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations) : Submission to the House of Commons StandingCommittee on Finance 2012-10-15 Download
Brief to Premiers’ Health Care Innovation Working Group Nurses Unions’ Perspective on Innovation The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions’ (CFNU) recommendations apply to all allied health care workers. However, our focus is on nurses as the largest group of regulated health professionals. 2012-04-30 Download
Building Diversity & Supporting Equity in Our Union Equality seeking groups have strengthened our movement, bringing new ideas and perspectives into the practice of unionism. The diversity that is now present in our unions has not divided the labour movement: on the contrary, it has energized us and brought many committed people into our activist cadre. Confronting the Mean Society, CLC policy paper 1994 Please view the complete pamphlet at the bottom of this page (474 pdf)     Resources Starting a Committee? Tips For a Successful Meeting Design Loom (pdf) 2011-03-01 Download
CFNU urges the government to reverse the proposed changes to the IFHP Nurses joined with other health care professionals and concerned citizens across the country in the June 18th National Day of Action against the  intended reduction in health and supplemental benefits for refugees and refugee claimants under the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP). 2012-06-22 Download
CFNU's letter to Prime Minister Harper, urging to negotiate an agreement with the provinces on health care 2011-12-21 Download
Federal Budget 2013: A Virtuous Circle – Healthy Population and a Healthy Economy Federal Budget 2013:A Virtuous Circle – Healthy Population and a Healthy EconomyCFNU submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance 2012-08-03
House of Commons Standing Committee on Health, Linda Silas, Speaking Notes, October 2009 On behalf of nurses, I would like to sincerely thank the Standing Committee on Health for inviting us to present our concerns regarding the current state of implementation for the Canadian Influenza Pandemic Plan. My remarks will focus specifically on infection prevention and safety in healthcare settings. 2009-10-05 Download
Key Considerations: Achieving Our Healthcare Vision In July 2008, the CFNU gathered seventy-five health care experts from across the country, concerned about Canada’s public health care system, to identify Key Considerations for Canada’s Premiers. Here is our vision. 2008-07-16 Download