Health Care

March 13, 2017

"We are pleased to see acknowledgement of many of these issues and a timeline to address funding and staffing, quality of care, and accountability in the sector.” —  Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

March 13, 2017

"For years, OPSEU/NUPGE has campaigned tirelessly to improve conditions inside care facilities for the benefit of patients, their families and workers alike. We look forward to carrying forward that tradition at Waterford." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

March 1, 2017

"Buildings and equipment don't treat patients. Health professionals treat patients." — Val Avery, HSABC President

February 17, 2017

"We know that patients are waiting months for necessary diagnostic testing, and as long as they don’t get a diagnosis that leads to treatment, their physical condition will continue to deteriorate. It is a short-sighted approach to health care." — Val Avery. HSABC President

February 16, 2017

“This government is making ideological cuts which, in many cases, just make the issues worse. The government needs to make changes that won’t just trigger a crisis in another service area.” — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President

February 16, 2017

"Remember, while this is not our immediate struggle, we may need the help of our friends one day when we are in a struggle of our own. It is important to make our friends before we need them." — Scott MacDougall, HSAA Board member – North District 

February 15, 2017

Ready for Anything―a new MGEU ad campaign―highlights the skills and the types of urgent care offered by Manitoba's ambulance and community paramedics.

February 6, 2017

"It would be expected that Vancouver’s municipal government, which formally recognizes the scope of the crisis, would put more effort into harm reduction in what is already the most heavily policed neighbourhood in British Columbia.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

January 30, 2017

For a government focused on fiscal responsibility, spending money on a name change doesn’t make a lot of sense. “There’s a cost to this. The memo said this name change will be a huge task, replacing name tags, business cards, you name it. Why do it if it’s not significant?” – Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

January 27, 2017

"This government wasted $825,000 looking into privatizing our registries before realizing it was a bad idea. A previous Liberal government wasted millions privatizing our schools." — NSGEU acting President Sandra Mullen