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Reaction by Pauline Worsfold, RN, Chairperson of the Canadian Health Coalition, to today’s vote on Bill C-213 The Canada Pharmcare Act

(Edmonton) “I would like to extend my congratulations to Peter Julian, MP for New Westminster-Burnaby, for his leadership on Bill C-213 The Canada Pharmacare Act. It is clear that Canadians support the introduction of pharmacare,Read More

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Health Coalitions call for Federal Leadership to Defend Public Health Care

Media Release For Immediate Release January 25, 2021   Health Coalitions call for Federal Leadership to Defend Public Health Care (Ottawa) Seven health coalitions, representing concerned Canadians from PEI to British Columbia, are calling forRead More

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Press Release: Health Coalitions Call for Increased Federal Health Care Funding and Accountability

Today, Canada’s premiers are meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to request an increase to federal funding for health care. Health coalitions from across the country support the call for a long-term increase to theRead More

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Canada needs universal, public pharmacare now more than ever

Ottawa, Ontario: Today, over 185 organizations from across Canada released a joint statement calling on the federal government to immediately implement universal, public pharmacare as part of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The statementRead More

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Health Coalitions’ Joint Statement on COVID-19 and Public Health Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the extent to which our individual health is dependent on the health of everyone in our community. Public healthcare is our best defense against this crisis and others likeRead More

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Pharmacare motion passes unanimously in the House:

Another victory on the path towards universal, public pharmacare! Ottawa: The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) congratulates the House of Commons for unanimously supporting the NDP’s motion on universal, public pharmacare today. The motion called onRead More

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Joint letter to Finance Minister on pharmacare

Over 170 national and provincial organizations have signed the joint Pharmacare Now Statement calling on all parties to work together to implement universal, public pharmacare within this government’s mandate. A diverse coalition of 150 nationalRead More

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Over 140 organizations call for Pharmacare Now

Ottawa, Ontario: Today, over 140 national and provincial organizations from all regions across Canada released a joint statement calling on the new federal government to immediately implement universal, public pharmacare. The Pharmacare Now statement isRead More

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Final arguments begin today in the Charter challenge against public health care

The outcome will determine the future of health care in Canada  Ottawa, ON: A Charter challenge against public health care that began in 2009 is finally reaching its conclusion. Final arguments in the Cambie SurgeriesRead More

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The CHC urges the new government to take swift action on pharmacare

Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) congratulates the newly elected government and calls on all parties to work together to swiftly implement universal, public pharmacare. Members of Parliament (MPs) should work across party linesRead More

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