Premiers Conference

  • Monday, Jul 8 2013
    The Ontario Health Coalition and partners, including CFNU, will be hosting a shadow summit and mass rally from July 24-25 in Niagara-on-the-Lake when the Premiers meet for the Council of the Federation. This is the last Council of the Federation before the expiration of the National Health Accord in 2014. We are encouraging Canadians to come out to Niagara-on-the-Lake to show their support of a public health system and to advocate for a strong federal role in health care. CFNU...
  • Thursday, Jul 26 2012
    July 26, 2012 10:30 ET Media Advisory/Nurses Unions: Premiers and Prime Minister, Focus on Pulling Together for Public Health Care Ad campaign surrounds the Premiers meeting at the Halifax Marriott Waterfront Hotel HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - July 26, 2012) - Editors' Note: A photo is associated with this press release. Nurses union leaders from across the country have gathered in Halifax this week to magnify a message to the Premiers that governments must pull together for public health care and...
  • Thursday, Jul 26 2012
    Photo by Jennifer Henderson/CBC Protesters send message to premiers over healthcare Protesters in downtown Halifax have been trying to get a message to the premiers as they head into healthcare discussions at the Council of the Federation meeting in Halifax.
  • Wednesday, Jul 25 2012
    poscard to Stephen Harper Send a message to Stephen Harper Lunch and Learn (Lunch will be provided) There were three great speakers who shared their ideas on improving health care. Remarks from James D. Hughes, President of Graham Boeckh Foundation, Montreal Remarks from Kim McGrail, Associate Director of the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, Vancouver Chris Power, President and CEO of Capital Health, Halifax Clinic in the Park Drop by our free clinic and talk to a...
  • Tuesday, Jul 24 2012
    Nurses call on Prime Minister Harper to meet the Premiers Governments must pull together for public health care Halifax (Wednesday July 25, 2012 ) Nurses congratulate Premiers for working together for the future of public health care. Governments need to be much more ambitious to ensure better health, better care and better value for Canadians, says the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) on the opening of the Council of the Federation meeting. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is...
  • Tuesday, Jul 17 2012
    Canadian Federation of Nurses' Unions President, Linda Silas and PEI Nurses' Union President, Mona O'Shea met with PEI Premier Robert Ghiz and Health Minister Doug Currie on July 16, 2012 to discuss the checklist for strengthening health care in Canada. The union leaders stressed the need for government to consult with unions and other health care leaders regularly regarding human health resource requirements, how to sustain a more efficient health care system and how the federal government must share responsibility,...
  • Monday, Jul 16 2012
    Rich-poor gap is making Canadians sick Published on Sunday July 15, 2012 Rob Rainer and Linda Silas What does the Occupy movement have to do with the Council of the Federation? The growing gap between the rich and the poor is making people sick — literally. The Council of the Federation has an opportunity at its upcoming meeting July 25-27 in Halifax to commit to a co-ordinated plan of action to improve the health outcomes of Canadians, and in so...
  • Thursday, Jul 12 2012
    When provincial premiers meet as the Council of the Federation at the end of July in Halifax, health care is almost certain to be on the agenda. The first report from the First Ministers’ Health Care Innovation Working Group, which will be presented at the meeting, was promised to address health human resource and service delivery issues with a national lens. The meeting will also present the opportunity to identify the next set of priorities for the working group.

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