"Long-term care in Newfoundland and Labrador. Hydro in Ontario. Home care in British Columbia. Privatization schemes are being tried all across Canada and so it's heartening to see a government finally standing up and saying, 'Is this really worth it?'" — NUPGE National President James Clancy
"We call on the government to reject any recommendation that would start us down the path of a two-tiered home care system based on income." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Home care workers struggle to care for clients with reduced time allotments, not to mention have to fight to receive pay for work done.
New poll shows a large number of Canadians do not take all their medications as prescribed due to financial difficulties and also finds overwhelming support for a national pharmacare program.
Health advocates are calling on Canada's Premiers to demand that the federal government act to defend, improve and expand on our national public Medicare system.
"As front-line providers of care to cancer patients, our members look forward to being able to provide the level of care that these patients need." — Elisabeth Ballermann, HSAA President
“The public is being robbed of the medical care it deserves. Private sector administrators are skimming profits when 100 per cent of scarce health care dollars should go towards care and treatment." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"In spite of months of public complaints about the risks to Long Term Care residents from severe understaffing, and a critical report from the Provincial Ombudsman, which called on health regions to do more, it appears that the health regions are ignoring these public concerns and recommendations.” — Karen Wasylenko, President HSAS
Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care is hosting rallies across the country tell Canadians the consequences of the federal government’s cuts to refugee health care.
"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