Medicare

19 Jan 2016

As the Health Ministers from the federal-provincial-territorial governments meet in Vancouver to discuss a new Health Accord, the National Union of Public and General Employees calls on them to defend and expand the Canadian health care system.

Ottawa (19 Jan. 2016) — On the eve of an important national meeting on Canada’s health care system, James Clancy, National President of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), wants to remind the Health Ministers of the importance of their task.

05 Feb 2016

"Seniors live on fixed incomes and are already struggling. An increase in Pharmacare costs may be the difference between rent and food on the table or medication." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President

01 Dec 2015

During National Medicare Week health care advocates from coast to coast to coast will pull together to send a strong message to our newly elected government that we expect strong action to preserve and expand our public health care system.

09 Sep 2015

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) encourages its members and supporters to show their support for public health care. 

15 May 2015

"If the Minister follows his panel without questioning the pro-privatization slant of their recommendations, there is a very high danger of for-profit privatization of home care, including care coordination and care provision functions. This is absolutely not in the public interest.” — Natalie Mehra, Ontario Health Coalition executive director

31 Mar 2015

One year after the expiry of the 2004 Health Accord, Canadians from coast to coast will be gathering to demand action from the federal government to protect and expand Medicare.

02 Mar 2015

"Prentice has not learned from Alberta’s history. He is content to continue to shift the tax burden from corporations and “the one per cent” to regular Albertans, while ravaging the services on which we rely." — Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President

12 Dec 2014

Health professionals from across the country meet to coordinate efforts to campaign for a progressive health care agenda for Canada.

17 Sep 2014

New report finds that poor and marginalized groups do not get necessary dental care due to cost. 

26 Aug 2014

Plaintiffs apply to postpone constitutional challenge in order to seek resolution in face of mounting public pressure and looming trial.

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