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Health Care Advocates Urge Premiers to Keep Health Care on the Agenda

MEDIA ADVISORY – Ottawa: Premiers from across Canada are meeting this week in St. Andrews By-The-Sea, New Brunswick for the annual Council of The Federation. While there are a host of pressing issues, healthcare risksRead More

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Canadian Health Coalition Applauds HESA’s New Report on Pharmacare

Ottawa: The Canadian Health Coalition, which represents health care advocates across the country, applauds the Parliamentary Committee on Health (HESA) on its report on a national public drug plan: Pharmacare Now: Prescription Medicine Coverage forRead More

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Charter Challenge Resumes Monday That Seeks to Overturn Medicare Protections

A Charter challenge that could very well affect how health care is delivered in Canada resumes in British Columbia April 9. A coalition of health care practitioners and concerned Canadians are working hard to defendRead More

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CHC Opposes Morneau’s Plan to Limit Access to Drugs

OTTAWA –28 February 2018 — The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC), representing health care advocates across Canada, has called the finance minister’s backing away from a universal public drug plan a betrayal of the expressed desireRead More

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Nine out of 10 Canadians want to see the federal government enforce the Canada Health Act

Ottawa, February 26, 2018: During this year’s National Medicare week a new poll conducted by EKOS Polling and commissioned by the Canadian Health Coalition shows 9 out of 10 Canadians want the federal government toRead 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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