Archive for 2017

Canadian Blood Services’s Open Board Meeting

The Canadian Health Coalition’s National Director of Policy & Advocacy Adrienne Silnicki presented to Canadian Blood Services at their Open Board Meeting on December 7, 2017. The CHC is a proud supporter and advocate for theRead More

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ATIP documents about for-profit plasma clinic

In response to the ongoing dialogue regarding Health Canada and for-profit plasma collection, the Canadian Health Coalition would like to publicly share documents obtained through an Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) request. These documentsRead More

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On the 20th anniversary of Canada’s tainted blood inquiry, documents reveal the federal government worked with private pharmaceutical industry to undermine Krever’s landmark recommendations

On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Krever Inquiry into the tainted blood scandal, parliamentarians, health advocates and health professionals gathered in Ottawa to call on the Trudeau government to uphold the landmarkRead More

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November 2nd marks one year since there has been any federal government action on Saskatchewan’s violations of the Canada Health Act

One year ago today, then federal health minister Jane Philpott issued a warning to Saskatchewan to end private MRI and CT scans or face penalties. On November 2nd, 2016, then health minister Jane Philpott wrote:Read More

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New National Report Outlines the Huge Cost of the Failed Health Accord

The Elephant at the Health Ministers’ Meetings: How Will Provinces Cope with $31 Billion Cut Edmonton, AB – As Health Ministers from across Canada meet in Edmonton today, Canada’s Health Coalitions released a report showing theRead More

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Media Advisory: Canadian Health Advocates Call for Ministers to Act on Funding Shortfall

WHO: Health care advocates from across the country including the Canadian Health Coalition, Alberta’s Friends of Medicare, Ontario Health Coalition, and the BC Health Coalition. WHERE: Outside the Federal Building at 9820 107 St onRead More

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New PBO Report Finds Lack of National Pharmacare Program Comes at Steep Costs for Taxpayers

Canada is the only country in the world with a universal health care system that does not include access to medicine. This has resulted in 1 in 10 Canadians being unable to afford their prescriptionRead More

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Letter to the editor: Concerns about paying plasma donors in Canada

The Canadian Health Coalition and CUPE do have serious concerns about paying plasma donors in Canada. The comments published in the National Post on August 24th left out some crucial details about the for-profit donorRead More

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Stephen Hawking: Guardian of Public Health Care

Stephen Hawking, world renowned Theoretical Physicist and author of best-seller A Brief History of Time, is also a guardian of public health care. Stephen Hawking credits UK’s public health care system, the National Health ServiceRead More

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