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National Union calls on feds to declare overdose crisis a public health emergency

National Union calls on feds to declare overdose crisis a public health emergency

“My union recently convened a meeting of front-line workers from a wide range of communities from across the country who are dealing with the overdose crisis. I wish you could have heard their comments. Speaker after speaker impressed upon me the urgency of the situation.” — Larry Brown, President NUPGE

Report shows Canada has the worst record in protecting seniors — Long-term care needs to be under the Canada Health Act

Report shows Canada has the worst record in protecting seniors — Long-term care needs to be under the Canada Health Act

"This report by a federal government agency shows how governments and employers failed seniors in long-term care as we went through the first, then the second, wave of COVID. And now they are failing them again in the third wave. Canada cannot continue to ignore this crisis; the impact on residents and workers in these facilities is a national tragedy. To protect our seniors, the Canada Health Act must govern long-term care in Canada." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President.

NUPGE supports temporary court order exempting people experiencing homelessness from Quebec curfew

NUPGE supports temporary court order exempting people experiencing homelessness from Quebec curfew

“There was never a logical reason to include people experiencing homelessness in the curfew. People experiencing homelessness have no permanent shelter to stay in during the curfew, nor do they have the resources to pay the fines for breaking curfew. Had people experiencing homelessness been exempt from the curfew from the start, Raphaël André would still be with us today.” ― Larry Brown, NUPGE President

NUPGE supports NDP call for federal action on long-term care

NUPGE supports NDP call for federal action on long-term care

"The crisis in long-term care urgently requires federal action. It is shameful that Canada is the worst country at protecting our vulnerable seniors, having the highest proportion of COVID-19 deaths in our long-term care facilities. NUPGE is pleased that the federal NDP is championing long-term care reform at this critical moment." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President