CFNU in the News

  • National Newswatch
    Tuesday, Jan 19 2016
    Shortly after the federal election I joined over 300 health professionals and academics in signing an urgent open-letter to Prime Minister Trudeau. Canada’s Nurses were proud to join this call for federal leadership in pharmaceutical coverage with the hope that a new government would redress the costly neglect of the past decade. This week the country’s health ministers gather in Vancouver and the outcome of that meeting will signal the direction of health care for the next generation, including answering...
  • CBC
    Friday, Jan 15 2016
    A report published by the Nova Scotia Nurses Union on Thursday is calling on the province to urgently prepare for growing demand on the long-term care sector. The report, called Broken Homes: Nurses speak out on the state of long-term care in Nova Scotia and chart a course for a sustainable future — surveyed front-line nurses. The report also draws on information from Statistics Canada and the province's health department. Around 6,900 Nova Scotians live in 90 long-term facilities across...
  • The Guardian
    Monday, Sep 21 2015
    Nurses: Canadians need leaders to debate single most important issue facing country this election By Mona O’Shea and Linda Silas: Health care is the single most important issue facing our country this election, yet this election is treating it as a side-issue. We need health care to be debated so all Canadians know where the parties and leaders stand on health care. The Harper Conservatives have vowed to reduce health care funding by a whopping $43.5 billion over the next...
  • The Telegram
    Monday, Sep 21 2015
    by Debbie Forward, president of the Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland and Labrador and Linda Silas, president of CFNU Health care is the single most important issue facing our country this election, yet this election is treating it as a side issue. We need health care to be debated so all Canadians know where the parties and leaders stand on health care. The Harper Conservatives have vowed to reduce health care funding by a whopping $43.5 billion over just the next...
  • The Star Phoenix
    Thursday, Sep 17 2015
    Make Health a priority By Tracy Zambory, president of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses and Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions. Health care is the single most important issue facing our country this election, yet our leaders have remained silent on it so far. The Harper Conservatives have vowed to reduce health-care funding by a whopping $43.5 billion over just the next eight years. This move promises to further weaken our health-care system, which is already...
  • The Chronicle Herald
    Thursday, Sep 17 2015
    Nurses urge voters to take a stand on health care cuts by Janet Hazelton, president of the Nova Scotia Nurses Unions and Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions Health care is the single most important issue facing our country in this election, yet it is being treated as a side issue in the campaign. We need health care to be debated so all Canadians know where the parties and leaders stand on health care. The Harper...
  • Tuesday, Jun 9 2015
    Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins on Monday convened a meeting with his counterparts from across the country to determine how to best deliver medically necessary drugs to Canadians in the most efficient and cost-effective way. CFNU's research quoted on TheStar.com , among others.
  • Friday, Jun 5 2015
    A national nurses union is gearing up for the federal election by training members to spread the message about health care and push campaigning politicians to make it a priority — or risk losing votes. Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, said Thursday that for the first time the group is educating hundreds of members about certain health issues so they can talk with co-workers, neighbours and political candidates. Read the full story:

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