Archive for 2017

Canadian Health Advocates to Premiers: Stand up for Public Health Care

Edmonton, Alberta – Health care advocates from across the country gathered in Edmonton today at a rally outside the Hotel Macdonald to call on Canada’s Premiers to fight for patients and call for fair federalRead More

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Council of the Federation 2017

2014 marked the end of a 10-year agreement (“Health Accord“) between the Federal government with the provinces and territories to provide stable, predictable, and targeted funding for public health care. Instead of collaborating on aRead More

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Patients Subject to Thousands of Dollars in Extra User-Fees for Health Care: New Private Clinics Survey

Governments Slammed for Failure to Take Action to Protect Patients Toronto – Surveys of hundreds of private health clinics and patients reveal that extra user-fees amounting to hundreds or even thousands of dollars are threateningRead More

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Private Clinics Report

A new report by the Ontario Health Coalition in collaboration with the Canadian Health Coalition and provincial Health Coalitions across the country is revealing the results from surveys of hundreds of Ontario patients and privateRead More

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Media Advisory – New Report Reveals Costs & Consequences of Private Health Care in Canada

TORONTO, June 9, 2017  – The Ontario & Canadian Health Coalitions are releasing a significant new report revealing the results from surveys of hundreds of Ontario patients and private health care clinics across Canada. The reportRead More

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World Blood Donor Day

Take action to support keeping blood donations voluntary! In honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14th, the Canadian Health Coalition invites Canadians to help save a life and sign up to become bloodRead More

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Social Media Resources on a National Public Drug Plan

Tweet Click on “Tweet this” below to let your networks know you support the campaign for a National Public Drug Plan. The message will open in a new window allowing you to edit if youRead More

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Alberta Introduces Legislation to Ban For-Profit, Remunerated Plasma Collection

National – The Canadian Health Coalition is applauding the Government of Alberta for introducing Bill 3 the “Voluntary Blood Donations Act”, which aims to protect the security of supply of blood and plasma by banningRead More

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Health Care Advocates Dismayed with Ottawa’s Divide and Conquer Tactics: Hopes for a Canadian Health Accord Dashed as Provinces Signs Deal

Toronto/Ottawa/Edmonton: The Ontario, Quebec and Alberta governments, which had initially held out for better, were compelled to sign onto a bilateral health funding deal with Ottawa today. In the federal election, the Trudeau government promisedRead More

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Defending donor plasma collection

The introduction of a pay-for-plasma clinic in Canada poses a serious safety risk to the security of our blood supply. In the early 1980s, Canadians learned that their blood supply had become tainted with HIVRead More

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