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The Canadian Union of Public Employees is calling on the Trudeau Liberal government to respect its promise to quickly reach a new Health Accord with the provinces.

Canada’s health ministers are meeting this week, January 20 – 21, in Vancouver.

During the federal election Liberals promised to negotiate a new Health Accord with the provinces, and committed to provide $3 billion over four years for improvements in home care.

“We urge the provinces to participate in a spirit of cooperation. Now is the time for the Trudeau Liberals to take a positive leadership role, one which had been cruelly lacking under the Harper Conservatives,” said Mark Hancock, national president of CUPE. “The Liberals got elected on a progressive platform, including promises on health care. Now they must deliver. We have great expectations that this health ministers meeting will lay the groundwork for action on increased funding to the provinces, improving seniors’ care, and creating a national prescription drug plan.“

CUPE is calling for:

CUPE commits to working with allies and coalition partners to protect and bring improvements to our universal public health care system. 

Take action! 

  1. Click here, through BC’s health coalition, to send a message to the health ministers.
  2. Re-tweet one of these messages to the federal health minister