Archive for 2019

Final arguments at the Supreme Court of British Columbia

Cambie Trial Update After years of legal maneuvering, final arguments are now being presented in the Charter case that has put public health care in Canada on trial. The plaintiffs’ final arguments began on NovemberRead More

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Over 140 organizations call for Pharmacare Now

Ottawa, Ontario: Today, over 140 national and provincial organizations from all regions across Canada released a joint statement calling on the new federal government to immediately implement universal, public pharmacare. The Pharmacare Now statement isRead More

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Final arguments begin today in the Charter challenge against public health care

The outcome will determine the future of health care in Canada  Ottawa, ON: A Charter challenge against public health care that began in 2009 is finally reaching its conclusion. Final arguments in the Cambie SurgeriesRead More

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The CHC urges the new government to take swift action on pharmacare

Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) congratulates the newly elected government and calls on all parties to work together to swiftly implement universal, public pharmacare. Members of Parliament (MPs) should work across party linesRead More

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Pharmacare Mythbuster

Pharmacare is a key issue in this federal election. Big Pharma and the insurance industry are spreading myths about pharmacare because they’re desperate to protect their profits. We’ve created a document that debunks these myths. LearnRead More

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Federal election cheat sheet

Make sure you pay attention to the details of what the various parties are offering. Just like when you buy a new cell phone plan, or an insurance policy, it’s important to pay attention toRead More

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Saving money with a National Public Drug Plan

Click here for the pdf version of this document. SAVINGS ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS With a national public drug plan to cover everyone, Canada could negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs. We could bargain with theRead More

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Concluding evidence in defence of public health care in BC Charter challenge

Cambie Trial Update In the ongoing and lengthy Charter challenge to Canada’s public health care system taking place in BC, the final defence witness testified on June 19th.  Dr. John Frank presented evidence demonstrating thatRead More

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Profit and health care simply don’t mix

Cambie Trial Update Brian Day’s profit-based cure for health care wait times is toxic. We continue to follow the Charter challenge in BC that is threatening to further open the door to for-profit health care.Read More

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New campaign video

There’s no better time to learn about securing the future of public health care in Canada. It’s simple: We need the federal government to fund it fairly, keep it public and expand it to includeRead More

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