The National Executive Board of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) held in-person meetings in Ottawa from Oct. 3 to 5 that included Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Seniors Kamal Khera, and Leigh Chapman, Canada’s Chief Nursing Officer.

During these meetings, CFNU members, including MNU President Darlene Jackson, discussed the critical actions that are needed to tackle the dire shortage of nurses across our country.

CFNU President Linda Silas said their message to PM Trudeau was that frontline nurses are ready to work with all levels of government on action to better support nurses and protect patient care. 

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In a tweet about the meeting with Chief Nursing Officer Leigh Chapman, CFNU President Linda Silas also featured a picture that featured one of our pink ‘Nurses Rock’ rocks, showing that are rock campaign has truly gone national!

Additionally, last week CFNU delivered its pre-budget submission to the Canadian government for Budget 2023. In it, they outline immediate and long-term solutions that would address the dire shortage of nurses plaguing health care systems across the country. These recommendations from Canada’s frontline nurses are focused on proven retention, return and recruitment initiatives.

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