October 21 is federal election day in Canada, and it’s a crucial moment for Canadians and so important for nurses.
Over the past months, I have been hearing the same things from members again and again. Nurses are facing overwhelming workloads, short-staffing, privatization and unacceptable violence. Across the country, there are threats of cutbacks to our health care that will only make things worse. Add to all this the stress of trying to care for our children or ageing relatives, and you get the picture.
As nurses we are doing the best we can, but it’s time to stop pretending our health care isn’t in desperate need of an upgrade. That’s why the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions has launched a national campaign, highlighting five issues we want to see tackled in the federal election:
- National public pharmacare
- Improving care for older Canadians
- Addressing workplace violence
- Serious investments in public health care
- National child care
October 21 is just around the corner. I encourage everyone to vote for a federal government that is committed to investing in care, not cuts.
Please take action now. Email your candidates and tell them you are voting for care.
In solidarity always,
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