Medicare

August 8, 2017

“The evidence clearly shows that people pushing privatization over-sell and under-deliver." — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

July 24, 2017

"i didn't even know all these professions existed, but these people, amazing people gave me my life back."

July 21, 2017

“We knew that ordering regional health authorities to cut millions from their budgets would hurt patient care, and now we’re seeing the damage that it’s causing." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

July 20, 2017

"Let's continue the chat, continue the call for the PM, for the federal health minister, for these premiers and provincial health ministers to all pull together. Let's get pharmacare happening, let's get long-term care happening, let's make sure our communities are sound."  — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

July 7, 2017

“Our premier made a commitment to protect and invest in public services, and cutting public services like closing ERs is the exact opposite.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

July 5, 2017

“It’s prudent that the government act now to fill those 400 positions before closing any sites, because until that happens, no improvements to patient care are possible.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

June 29, 2017

“The vote by British doctors linking the crisis in health care to privatization should be a wake-up call for those who believe privatization will solve the problems of underfunding.” — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

June 23, 2017

Many of our members feel the government has gone too far, too fast, and the concern is that the public is being put at risk in an effort to put cost savings ahead of patient care.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

June 19, 2017

“These investigations into extra-billing show how easily the idea that you have no right to health care if you can’t pay for it can find its way into our health care system.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

June 5, 2017

The province needs to put measures in place to ensure the health and safety of staff, patients and the public in our hospitals and health care facilities.