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Canadian Health Advocates to Premiers: Stand up for Public Health Care

Edmonton, Alberta – Health care advocates from across the country gathered in Edmonton today at a rally outside the Hotel Macdonald to call on Canada’s Premiers to fight for patients and call for fair federalRead More

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Patients Subject to Thousands of Dollars in Extra User-Fees for Health Care: New Private Clinics Survey

Governments Slammed for Failure to Take Action to Protect Patients Toronto – Surveys of hundreds of private health clinics and patients reveal that extra user-fees amounting to hundreds or even thousands of dollars are threateningRead More

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Media Advisory – New Report Reveals Costs & Consequences of Private Health Care in Canada

TORONTO, June 9, 2017  – The Ontario & Canadian Health Coalitions are releasing a significant new report revealing the results from surveys of hundreds of Ontario patients and private health care clinics across Canada. The reportRead More

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Alberta Introduces Legislation to Ban For-Profit, Remunerated Plasma Collection

National – The Canadian Health Coalition is applauding the Government of Alberta for introducing Bill 3 the “Voluntary Blood Donations Act”, which aims to protect the security of supply of blood and plasma by banningRead More

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Health Care Advocates Dismayed with Ottawa’s Divide and Conquer Tactics: Hopes for a Canadian Health Accord Dashed as Provinces Signs Deal

Toronto/Ottawa/Edmonton: The Ontario, Quebec and Alberta governments, which had initially held out for better, were compelled to sign onto a bilateral health funding deal with Ottawa today. In the federal election, the Trudeau government promisedRead More

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Canada’s Health Coalitions Warn Cuts Coming to Health Care with Bilateral Health Deals

PRESS RELEASE Across Canada– Canada’s Health Coalitions signed a joint statement and held a media conference today on the recent bilateral health care deals and called for a united health accord. Since late December theRead More

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Canada’s Health Coalitions Call for a United Health Accord

Across Canada– Canada’s health coalitions are releasing a joint statement and will host a joint media conference tomorrow on the federal government’s decision to walk away from the table on the Health Accord negotiations and push through bilateralRead More

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125 public health care advocates meet with MPs to call for a National Public Drug Plan

Ottawa, ON  – 125 public health care advocates from across Canada will be on Parliament Hill today to meet with over 100 Members of Parliament and call for the creation of a National Public Drug Plan. Canada remainsRead More

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Massive Lobby for a National Public Drug Plan on Parliament Hill during National Medicare Week

Ottawa, ON– 125 public health care advocates from across Canada will meet with over 100 MPs tomorrow to call for the creation of a National Public Drug Plan. WHAT: A lobby on Parliament Hill of 125Read More

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Saskatchewan allowed to continue violating the Canada Health Act

In a surprising move the Federal government has allowed Saskatchewan to continue violating the Canada Health Act for at least a year. Despite warning the province earlier this year that violating the Act by creatingRead More

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