Archive for 2020

Coalition calls for immediate action on pharmacare

Today, the Canadian Health Coalition and 12 other national and regional organizations sent a joint letter to the Prime Minister, the Minister of Health and the Minister of Finance calling for the federal government toRead More

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Canada needs universal, public pharmacare now more than ever

Ottawa, Ontario: Today, over 185 organizations from across Canada released a joint statement calling on the federal government to immediately implement universal, public pharmacare as part of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The statementRead More

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Pharmacare: Now more urgent than ever!

Canada needs universal, public pharmacare now more than ever. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 20% of Canadian households were struggling to pay for their medication. The mass layoffs triggered by the pandemic have now left millionsRead More

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Submission to HESA about the Canadian response to the Coronavirus

The Canadian Health Coalition has filed a submission with the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Health (HESA) about the Canadian response to the Coronavirus. You can read it here and watch the National DirectorRead More

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Sign the Petition

All seniors should have access to quality care. A disproportionate number of deaths related to Covid-19 are occurring in long-term care facilities. This pandemic has revealed the need for fundamental changes to our long-term careRead More

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Remembering Shirley Douglas

The Canadian Health Coalition is saddened to learn about the passing of our dear friend Shirley Douglas. Shirley tirelessly gave her time to be a national spokesperson for our organization over many years from coastRead More

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Health Coalitions’ Joint Statement on COVID-19 and Public Health Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the extent to which our individual health is dependent on the health of everyone in our community. Public healthcare is our best defense against this crisis and others likeRead More

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Alternative Federal Budget

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has released its Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) for 2020. It lays out a plan to protect the public, workers and families amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Again this year,Read More

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Pharmacare motion passes unanimously in the House:

Another victory on the path towards universal, public pharmacare! Ottawa: The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) congratulates the House of Commons for unanimously supporting the NDP’s motion on universal, public pharmacare today. The motion called onRead More

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Public versus private health care: The final showdown

The decade-long legal battle between private and public health care is wrapping up this week in BC. Lawyers from both sides have presented key evidence and arguments. Closing arguments from the intervenors, the BC HealthRead More

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