Archive for 2016

New Brunswick is the grinch that stole a national health accord

Ottawa – The Canadian Health Coalition is discouraged by the announcement that the New Brunswick government has signed a bilateral health deal with the Federal government. Using data from the Council of the Federation’s working groupRead More

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Disappointing health accord talks leave Canadians no better off

Ottawa – The Canadian Health Coalition is disappointed with the outcome of today’s health accord talks. While the federal government was optimistic heading into today’s meetings, neither side was willing to move much from theirRead More

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Everyone needs to give during today’s health accord talks

Ottawa – The Canadian Health Coalition is concerned about the health accord talks scheduled for December 19th with finance and health ministers. While there has been much speculation and conversation on the Canada Health Transfer,Read More

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Health care funding should be determined by need, not market fluctuations

December 8th, 2016, Ottawa – The Canadian Health Coalition is pleased to see the Prime Minister and premiers will be meeting this Friday, December 9th to discuss health care. However, in order to ensure health careRead More

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Statement on CETA

The Canadian Health Coalition is deeply concerned about the EU Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). Numerous studies of CETA have shown that ratifying this agreement will lead to a lengthened process to approve pharmaceuticalRead More

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Moratorium on private, for-profit blood clinics needed

Ottawa – Blood safety and public health care advocates met on Parliament Hill today to deliver a petition signed by 15,000 Canadians calling to ban private donor-remunerated and for-profit plasma collection in Canada, despite MinisterRead More

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Health Accord Brief

One year into their term, the government has not given a clear direction on health care. This year we’ve witnessed the Federal government standing up for the Canada Health Act by enforcing the rules againstRead More

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As Health Ministers from Across Canada Meet to Negotiate Health Accord Advocates Set Out Criteria to Measure Success

Toronto – Months of sparring in the media may come to an end this week as Health Ministers from across Canada meet to discuss a new Health Accord. This morning, representatives of the Canadian &Read More

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Media Advisory: As Health Ministers from Across Canada Meet to Negotiate Health Accord Advocates Set Out Criteria to Measure Success

Toronto – On Monday, October 17th Canada’s provincial health ministers are gathering in Toronto to begin in-person negotiations on a new health accord. On October 18th, the Federal Health Minister will join them. Representatives fromRead More

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Humans of Health Care

The Canadian Health Coalition is borrowing from the powerfully engaging Humans of New York series. We bring you Humans of Health Care! Canada’s health care system works for millions of people every day. Their storiesRead More

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