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  • http://www.cfs-fcee.ca/canada_s_nurses_agree_education_is_a_right
    Tuesday, Nov 1 2016
    By Linda Silas Many respected leaders have argued that, “Education [and health care] should be a right, not a privilege.” This is a statement that I believe in whole-heartedly. Over the next few days, as we anxiously await our neighbours to the south prepare for one of the most critical elections in history, and as we come together to organize for All Out November 2nd day of action on Parliament Hill – I can’t help but think about the implications...
  • Wednesday, Oct 19 2016
    CFNU President sends urgent request to Prime Minister Trudeau to protect Canada’s health care system under CETA and TPP Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, I am writing to you on a matter of urgent importance. Earlier this year, on behalf of Canada’s nurses, I sent a letter to Minister Freeland with our concerns regarding the Trans‑Pacific Partnership (TPP) and provided research regarding the TPP’s negative impact to our health care system. These include adding an estimated $636 million more per year...
  • Tuesday, May 17 2016
    St. John’s, NL – The Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland & Labrador (RNU) is proud to host Eastern Labour School 2016 from May 15-17 in St. John’s. Approximately 325 Atlantic Canadian nurses, including registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, will come together at Memorial University for two days of education that focuses on building strong nursing leadership and activism in the health care system. “RNU is so pleased to host this incredible event,” said Debbie Forward, President of RNU. “It’s a...
  • Toronto Sun
    Thursday, Mar 3 2016
    Stop letting our nurses down with American exam By Christina Blizzard , Queen's Park Columnist After spending thousands of dollars to get degrees, new nursing graduates are finding they must hand over hundreds of dollars to a private U.S. company to take the “admission to practice exam” that allows them to work in this province. The new exam is being criticized for being inappropriate for Canadian nurses — in some cases it uses imperial measurements instead of metric to calculate...
  • 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...

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