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February 16, 2018

"Is the trend toward privatizing health care services in the public interest?" — Karen Jackson, PEI UPSE President

February 14, 2018

“Premier, I’ll clear my schedule to be there. Will you?” — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

February 12, 2018

"The Premier could fly to China and back in the time it takes some seniors to get from emergency to an in-patient bed." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

February 8, 2018

The Nova Scotia government needs to "come clean and admit there is a crisis so together we can start working on a solution." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

January 5, 2018

Shutting down Quick Care Clinics at the same time as ERs are closing doesn't make sense for patients.

December 7, 2017

 “What’s the point of having your diagnosis covered, if you can’t afford the medication you need? The lack of access to medically necessary medicines is not only a major gap in our system, it is contrary to the very principle of medicare for all.” — Sara Labelle, OPSEU, Hospital Professionals Division

December 4, 2017

"Thank you so much!!! to the thousands of individual concerned citizens who called or emailed your own MPP, or the Minister's office, or the Premier. We know that your efforts made a huge difference." — Ontario Health Coalition

November 28, 2017

"Nova Scotia's Auditor General did his job. Now it's time for Stephen McNeil to do his and take action to fix the current crisis in health care." — Kim Jenkins, second Vice-President NSGEU/NUPGE

November 27, 2017

"Leaving things like the quality of care, safety, monitoring and enforcement to the whims of cabinet places politics ahead of our health care. It's no way to ensure the system will be available to all who need it." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

November 15, 2017

“The number of events that led to emergency calls has increased nearly 36 per cent since 2009, while the population of Alberta has increased by more than 15 per cent. Yet, we have virtually the same number of ambulances." — Mike Parker, HSAA President