Pharmacare: Now more urgent than ever!

Canada needs universal, public pharmacare now more than ever. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 20% of Canadian households were struggling to pay for their medication. The mass layoffs triggered by the pandemic have now left millionsRead More

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Submission to HESA about the Canadian response to the Coronavirus

The Canadian Health Coalition has filed a submission with the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Health (HESA) about the Canadian response to the Coronavirus. You can read it here and watch the National DirectorRead More

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Sign the Petition

All seniors should have access to quality care. A disproportionate number of deaths related to Covid-19 are occurring in long-term care facilities. This pandemic has revealed the need for fundamental changes to our long-term careRead More

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Remembering Shirley Douglas

The Canadian Health Coalition is saddened to learn about the passing of our dear friend Shirley Douglas. Shirley tirelessly gave her time to be a national spokesperson for our organization over many years from coastRead More

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Health Coalitions’ Joint Statement on COVID-19 and Public Health Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the extent to which our individual health is dependent on the health of everyone in our community. Public healthcare is our best defense against this crisis and others likeRead More

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Alternative Federal Budget

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has released its Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) for 2020. It lays out a plan to protect the public, workers and families amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Again this year,Read More

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Public versus private health care: The final showdown

The decade-long legal battle between private and public health care is wrapping up this week in BC. Lawyers from both sides have presented key evidence and arguments. Closing arguments from the intervenors, the BC HealthRead More

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Joint letter to Finance Minister on pharmacare

Over 170 national and provincial organizations have signed the joint Pharmacare Now Statement calling on all parties to work together to implement universal, public pharmacare within this government’s mandate. A diverse coalition of 150 nationalRead More

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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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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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