health care

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.

Issues and Research

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
News

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
News

Canada’s unions are marking this year’s Labour Day with the launch of a campaign calling for universal prescription drug coverage for all Canadians.

Posted: 31 August 2017
News

OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress is congratulating Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party on their election victory, and urging them to act quickly on key priorities...

Posted: 19 October 2015
News

Under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Canadians will pay more for pharmaceuticals and see the privacy of their health information compromised. 

Posted: 15 October 2015
News

The better choice gives Canadians access to health care when they need it. Investing in our health care system is the better choice for all Canadians.

Posted: 8 May 2015
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