Alberta seniors ignite Pharmacare buzz

May 1st, 2018

When Judy Lederer calls for a new national drug plan, she has become the voice of a fast-growing number of seniors right across the country. As President of the Edmonton Area Council of the Congress of Union Retirees of Canada (CURC), Lederer has inspired many in Alberta to take on pharmacare as a winnable issue […]

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April 16: National Advance Care Planning Day

April 9th, 2018

April 16 is National Advance Care Planning Day.

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Pharmacare: A Plan for Everyone

March 5th, 2018

Today, we are one step closer to universal pharmacare — and Canada’s unions couldn’t have done it without you.

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Alberta seniors’ group sends Pharmacare petitions to federal Health Minister

February 27th, 2018

The Alberta Federation of Union Retirees (AFUR) has mailed 45 signed petition sheets to the Minister of Health, calling on the government to work with provincial and territorial governments to bring in a program that would place pharmaceuticals under a single-payer health care system.

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Canada’s unions unite with employers, doctors and retirees to call for pharmacare

February 6th, 2018

Canada needs a universal prescription drug plan that covers all Canadians regardless of their age, income, or where they work or live. This was the message delivered in a news conference on Parliament Hill today by unions, employers, doctors and retirees.

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A time to push for change: Hospital crisis results in seniors treated inhumanely

November 22nd, 2017

The International Day of Older Persons highlighted the abandonment of our seniors by Ontario’s health care system.

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Ethics commissioner to examine Morneau’s pension role

November 10th, 2017

The Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner will examine whether Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s role in supporting a bill on pensions violated the conflict-of-interest law, according to the CBC.

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Health, senior & labour groups forge agreement on pharmacare campaign in Alberta

November 8th, 2017

Representatives from health, seniors’ and labour groups in Alberta will be joining organizations across Canada to make pharmacare an election issue at upcoming provincial and federal elections.

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NDP MP introduces bill to give workers more protection in corporate bankruptcies

November 8th, 2017

New Democrat Scott Duvall (Hamilton Mountain) has introduced a Private Member’s Bill in the House of Commons that would give workers higher payment priority when their company goes bankrupt.

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AFUR, CLC announce Edmonton pharmacare meeting Nov. 22

November 3rd, 2017

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has announced Nov. 22 as the date of a meeting on pharmacare in Edmonton.

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