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.
Wednesday, Jul 16 2008
Sunday, Jun 1 2008One afternoon in 2006 the telephone rang in the communications office of a nurses’ union. On the other end was a political advisor from one of the provincial ministries. The caller was interested in arranging a meeting between government officials and union leaders. His objective: to “explain” the province’s alternative financing method for hospital construction, popularly known as Public-Private Partnerships (P3s), to the union leadership. The government wanted to get the nurses on side, to convince them to back the...
In this report, CFNU urges provincial and territorial premiers to call for federal "uploading" of provincial drug programs. CFNU President Linda Silas says that if Pharmacare is embraced by premiers, it could grant relief to the provinces and provide genuine benefits for all Canadians.