Forward Together

Canada’s unions welcome new health funding – now make it permanent

March 25, 2022

OTTAWA – Bea Bruske, President of the Canadian Labour Congress, made the following statement today on the announcement of $2 billion in new health care funding:

“Canada’s unions welcome today’s announcement of new funding to strengthen public health care, including to address backlogs that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. This new funding will be critical to helping provinces improve access to primary care and bolster mental health, long-term care, and home care.

“We also welcome new investment in better health data, which is a vital part of governments working together to start addressing the health care worker shortage.

“This is an important step forward and a clear sign of the benefits Canadians are going to see from the Liberal-NDP Confidence-and-Supply Agreement.

“But to preserve and protect our public system in the long run, and fight creeping privatization, we need permanent, accountable, consistent increased federal funding through the Canada Health Transfer. Working together with health workers, governments can build a stronger and more resilient public health care system – and make sure that future generations of Canadians have access to the health care they need.

“Canada’s unions have long said that our democracy works best when Parliamentarians work together and today’s announcement is a clear sign of how we all benefit when parties put people before partisanship.”

-30-

To arrange an interview, please contact:
CLC Media Relations
media@clcctc.ca
613-526-7426

  • Social Justice and Democracy
  • Statement by Bea Bruske: Conservatives stand against workers

    February 7, 2024
    Click to open the link
  • Ending Discrimination
  • Statement by Bea Bruske: Canada’s unions are calling out Alberta Premier’s attempt to use trans and gender-diverse children, youth and adults to score political points

    February 1, 2024
    Click to open the link
  • Ending Discrimination
  • BHM: Canada’s unions honour the past to help shape the future

    February 1, 2024
    Click to open the link
  • Ending Discrimination
  • Canada’s unions mark January 29 with a call to action

    January 29, 2024
    Click to open the link
  • Forward Together
  • Canada’s unions urge MPs to address workers as we head into a new year

    January 29, 2024
    Click to open the link
  • Trade and International Affairs
  • Canada’s unions support Argentinian national strike

    January 24, 2024
    Click to open the link
  • Social Justice and Democracy
  • While governments talk, patients face endless waits and health workers are burning out

    January 18, 2024
    Click to open the link
  • Anti-Scab
  • Workers to MPs: Either stand with us or the rich business lobby

    January 17, 2024
    Click to open the link