The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
On October 5, 2015, Canada concluded negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the largest free trade initiative in history. The TPP will impact public health care at home and abroad, decreasing internal controls over Canadians’ access to medications as well as increasing barriers to medication access in developing countries. With the federal election around the corner, it is important to know where the federal party leaders stand on this agreement. Click here to read our backgrounder on this new issue .
The CHC joined social and labour organizations in sending an open letter to the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada on October 15, 2015 to clarify his position on the TPP. Click here for more information .
Council of the Federation 2015
Health Coalitions react to Premiers call for increase in Federal funding. Click here for the press release and here for the backgrounder on the Premiers Statement of July 16, 2015 on Federal Funding for Health Care .
New Report: Court challenge to public health care could impact all Canadians
Medicare as we know it is being challenged in the British Columbia Supreme Court. In a recent report Colleen Fuller outlines this most recent and serious attack on public health in Canada. Click here for the report and here for the CHC’s press release.
2015 National Day of Action for a new Health Accord
On March 31, 2015 Canadians called for the federal government to negotiate a new Health Accord. 49 events were held across the country. In Ottawa, former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page said at a press conference organized by the Canadian Health Coalition that “health care is under threat” and talked solutions. Click here for the video.