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Health care

The labour movement worked to win a public healthcare system long before Canadians even believed it was possible. We know that staying healthy means we can raise our families, work productively and contribute more to our communities. We're working to reduce wait times and improve access to health care. We're working to improve long-term care and mental health services.

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6 ways we are working to improve health care

The labour movement worked to win a public healthcare system long before Canadians even believed it was possible. Here are just some of the ways we're working to protect and expand public health care.

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This Labour Day, Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to get it right on pharmacare by creating a single-payer, universal prescription drug program for Canada.

Posted: 31 August 2018
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Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff reacted with optimism and anticipation to today’s announcement of the appointees to Canada’s Advisory Council on the Implementation of National...

Posted: 20 June 2018
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Canada’s unions are kicking off Pride season by renewing the call for universal pharmacare.

Posted: 4 June 2018
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Canada’s unions are celebrating today’s announcement by the Standing Committee on Health that recommends a single-payer, universal prescription drug plan for Canada.

Posted: 18 April 2018
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As part of its national campaign for universal pharmacare, the Canadian Labour Congress has launched a powerful new video telling the...

Posted: 16 November 2017
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Canada’s unions are applauding an important commitment made today by federal, provincial and territorial health ministers to work together on developing a universal prescription drug plan for all...

Posted: 20 October 2017
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