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Frontline health care workers must be included in setting national long-term care standards

(Ottawa) The Canadian Health Coalition, comprising community organizations and unions representing frontline health care workers, is renewing its urgent call for the Government of Canada to enact legislated enforceable national standards for long-term care (LTC),Read More

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April 27 National Day of Action – Canadians United for Long-Term Care Standards

A virtual Day of Action protesting the failure of our national and provincial governments to set national standards for long-term care will roll across Canada through the different time zones as indicated below. The publicRead More

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Canadian Health Coalition Says Federal Budget Falls Short on Pharmacare

The Canadian Health Coalition was deeply disappointed by today’s federal budget, and demanded that the government take urgent steps to fulfil its commitments on pharmacare to Canadians. “Where’s the progress on pharmacare in Budget 2021?”Read More

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Legal Opinion on National Long Term Care Standards

Advocates representing more than 1 million Canadians call for national standards to improve quality, accountability and take profit out of long-term care Ottawa/Across Canada – Today, advocates representing more than a million Canadians came togetherRead More

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National Day of Observance for COVID-19

March 11, 2021 is a National Day of Observance to commemorate the people who lost their lives, and the significant impacts we have all felt because of COVID-19. On this solemn day, the Canadian HealthRead More

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Canada must support global access to COVID-19 vaccines at the WTO

SENT VIA EMAIL The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada Re: Canada must support global access to COVID-19 vaccines at the WTO Dear Prime Minister, Since the beginning of the pandemic,Read More

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Reaction by Pauline Worsfold, RN, Chairperson of the Canadian Health Coalition, to today’s vote on Bill C-213 The Canada Pharmacare Act

(Edmonton) “I would like to extend my congratulations to Peter Julian, MP for New Westminster-Burnaby, for his leadership on Bill C-213 The Canada Pharmacare Act. It is clear that Canadians support the introduction of pharmacare,Read More

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Health Coalitions call for Federal Leadership to Defend Public Health Care

Stronger federal action on health care ahead of Monday’s opening of Parliament

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Press Release: Health Coalitions Call for Increased Federal Health Care Funding and Accountability

Today, Canada’s premiers are meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to request an increase to federal funding for health care. Health coalitions from across the country support the call for a long-term increase to theRead More

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Canada needs universal, public pharmacare now more than ever

Ottawa, Ontario: Today, over 185 organizations from across Canada released a joint statement calling on the federal government to immediately implement universal, public pharmacare as part of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The statementRead More

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