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June 26, 2020

Brown urges Kenney to oppose the bill that would repeal the Voluntary Blood Donations Act.

May 27, 2020

"This pandemic has shown very clearly where we need to improve our health care system. Implementing pharmacare would help millions of Canadians and lower costs dramatically. Losing your job due to COVID, or for any reason, should not leave you without access to medication." — Larry Brown, President

April 17, 2020

"I am calling on your government to extend the provisions of the Canada Health Act to include Canada’s residential care facilities. By doing so you would ensure that they must meet the 5 principles of the CHA: public administration, accessibility, comprehensiveness, universality and portability." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

April 6, 2020

"In Shirley's honour, we will use our collective voices to stand up to governments, employers and corporations that try to undermine and destroy the quality of health care in our country. Rest in peace, Shirley, we will carry on." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

March 17, 2020

The strength of our health care system rests on our doctors, nurses, health science professionals, allied health workers, EMS personnel, DSWs, PSWs, health care aides, orderlies, cleaners, food service workers and others; to treat patients and keep the broader public safe, they need to be protected.

February 28, 2020

“Kenney and his current health minister can use weasel words like ‘publicly funded’ all they want, but Albertans are already seeing the dismantling of the public system and Budget 2020 shows the UCP path to privatization.” Mike Parker, President HSAA

February 25, 2020

"Pharmacare is a priority for Canadians. This federal government must honour its promises and use the upcoming budget to invest in implementing Pharmacare. NUPGE is proud to stand with all of our allies who join us in calling for action." – Larry Brown, President

February 6, 2020

BCGEU/NUPGE sees the report as supporting their call to restore seniors' care in B.C. by putting people before profits and bringing the sector back under government as a public service.

February 6, 2020

“It’s long past time we put the heart back in health care.” — Trudy Thomson, HSAA Vice-President

November 14, 2019

While tax fairness provides a way to ensure our universal health care system is well-funded, people using tax havens will be paying more if our tax system is made fairer.