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October 11, 2012

Hospital, nursing home and diagnostic treatment centre and emergency health workers who play a vital role in ensuring the health British Columbians resume negotiations for a fair deal.

October 10, 2012

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is encouraging Canadians to take the opportunity on World Mental Health Day to learn more about mental illness, as well as ways to promote positive mental health.

October 4, 2012

“The IFH Program is in disarray and being mismanaged and the health of all refugees is being placed at risk,” said Dr. Philip Berger, Chief of Family and Community Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital.

September 25, 2012

“We fully expect that the negative impact on our healthcare system will only worsen in the foreseeable future if the current trend of cutbacks is not stopped,” continued Furlong.

August 29, 2012

"It is not the inexorable march of global economics alone, but rather choices – choices in public budgets, and in economic and social policy – that have failed to rein in the increasing income inequality distributed by the private market and aided in propelling us down this path."

August 15, 2012

With Europe in a financial crisis the question remains how far is Canada willing to go to achieve a deal?

Ottawa (16 Aug. 2012) – While negotiators for the proposed Canada-European Union trade deal say that negotiations are in the final stages, serious concerns continue to be raised about some of the provisions expected to be in the agreement. It is reported that negotiators have reached agreement on 3/4s of the text but that there are some serious issues remaining to be addressed.

July 31, 2012

Heart surgery cancellations a clear message that shortages in health science professions can no longer be ignored by BC government.

July 26, 2012

During Premier's meeting, Nova Scotia Citizen's Health Care Network holds press conference to outline their vision to improve Canada's public health care system.

July 18, 2012

"The people of the province expect and deserve a health care system they can they have confidence in and depend on when needed." - Carol Furlong, NAPE President.

St. John's (19 July 2012) - The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE) launched a new awareness campaign calling attention to the 550 equivalent health care positions that are being cut by the Eastern Health Authority.

July 17, 2012

On July 18 Canadians will be sending provincial premiers and the Harper government a message to resume negotiations on the 2014 Health Accord.