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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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Alternative Federal Budget

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has released its Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) for 2020. It lays out a plan to protect the public, workers and families amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Again this year,Read More

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Public versus private health care: The final showdown

The decade-long legal battle between private and public health care is wrapping up this week in BC. Lawyers from both sides have presented key evidence and arguments. Closing arguments from the intervenors, the BC HealthRead 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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Final arguments at the Supreme Court of British Columbia

Cambie Trial Update After years of legal maneuvering, final arguments are now being presented in the Charter case that has put public health care in Canada on trial. The plaintiffs’ final arguments began on NovemberRead More

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Pharmacare Mythbuster

Pharmacare is a key issue in this federal election. Big Pharma and the insurance industry are spreading myths about pharmacare because they’re desperate to protect their profits. We’ve created a document that debunks these myths. LearnRead More

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Saving money with a National Public Drug Plan

Click here for the pdf version of this document. SAVINGS ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS With a national public drug plan to cover everyone, Canada could negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs. We could bargain with theRead More

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Profit and health care simply don’t mix

Cambie Trial Update Brian Day’s profit-based cure for health care wait times is toxic. We continue to follow the Charter challenge in BC that is threatening to further open the door to for-profit health care.Read More

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New campaign video

There’s no better time to learn about securing the future of public health care in Canada. It’s simple: We need the federal government to fund it fairly, keep it public and expand it to includeRead More

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Higher costs, unequal access and lower-quality health care: A Cautionary Tale

Cambie Trial Update In the ongoing trial over public health care at the BC Supreme Court, the Coalition Intervenors’ second expert witness, David Himmelstein, presented a cautionary tale to the court last week: Introducing for-profitRead More

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