Premiers Conference

  • Wednesday, Jul 4 2012
    Pull together for public health care Toronto Star. Published on Saturday June 30, 2012. Tommy Douglas speaking in 1961. Maude Barlow and Linda Silas Fifty years ago on Canada Day, Saskatchewan passed the Medical Care Insurance Act , under the leadership of Tommy Douglas. This bold move birthed medicare and helped shape Canadian identity. The passage of medicare federally four years later did for Canada what the national railway did almost a century before. It helped define us from coast...
  • Monday, Apr 30 2012
    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.
  • Monday, Jan 16 2012
    Advertisement placed in the Vancouver Sun in support of expanding medicare at the time of the Premiers meeting in British Columbia.
  • Monday, Jan 16 2012
    Why medicare needs Ottawa ROY ROMANOW, LINDA SILAS AND STEVEN LEWIS From Monday's Globe and Mail Published Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 2:00AM EST Last updated Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 7:54AM EST
  • Saturday, Jan 14 2012
    What premiers could do for health care Money alone will not improve access to care, quality standards By Linda Silas, Times Colonist January 15, 2012
  • Tuesday, Jul 19 2011
    An advertisement in the Vancouver Sun A message from Canada's nurses to the Premiers gathering for the Council of Federation Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia July 20-22, 2011.
  • Wednesday, Aug 5 2009
    August 5, 2009 - (Regina) - Premiers need to agree to a common framework with targets for implementation to protect health care workers during a pandemic, says the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions. A patchwork exists across the country in regard to pandemic preparedness. The Canadian government has yet to finalize the section of the Canadian Pandemic Influenza Plan which discusses the mode of transmission of influenza and required control measures in health care settings. “The safety of health care...
  • Friday, Jul 18 2008
    Health professionals’ think tank prescribes leadership to Council of Federation on health issues Friday, July 18, 2008 - (Québec City) - Where are the Premiers and the Council of Federation on the most acute issues facing our Canadian public health care system? Issues like: skills shortages, staff retention, working conditions and workforce renewal have been forgotten. The effects of creeping privatization and the impacts of the rising costs of prescription drugs are being ignored. This question is being asked by...


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