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Broad Canadian coalition launches drive to put long-term care reform front-and-centre in federal election

18 organizations including unions representing the majority of Canada’s health workers call for long-term care overhaul, increased federal funding conditional on meeting long-term care national standards, and phasing out of the for-profit long-term care September 2nd, 2021—Citing problems in long-term care exacerbated by COVID-19, a broad coalition of unions and other community stakeholders is urging party leaders to put an urgently-needed overhaul of long-term care at the top of their priorities.…Read More

Press Release: Health Coalitions Call for Increased Federal Health Care Funding and Accountability

Today, Canada’s premiers are meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to request an increase to federal funding for health care. Health coalitions from across the country support the call for a long-term increase to the Canada Health Transfer (CHT). This funding must be accompanied by a robust accountability framework to ensure that provinces and territories invest this money in public health care and uphold the Canada Health Act.…Read More

Candidates called to answer tough health care questions in election day lead up

BCHC members keeping candidates accountable on community health centres, seniors care and public solutions to waitlists October 22, 2020 - Unceded Coast Salish Territories - Vancouver, BC Days before election day, candidates from all three major provincial parties are answering targeted questions about universal access to health services.…Read More