Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU)

Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU)

November 23, 2011 09:55 ET

Media Advisory: Nurse Leaders From Across Country Gather in Halifax During the Health Ministers Meeting

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 23, 2011) - Nurse leaders from across Canada will be available to speak to the media during the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Health Ministers meeting, November 24 and 25 in Halifax.

As the current Health Accord comes to an end in 2014, and a successor agreement is considered, questions such as how to improve the health and health care of Canadians and how to strengthen the fiscal framework of the health care system need to be answered.

Canada's nurses have an important perspective and evidence-based answers to these questions. We want to share those answers with you.

Among the nursing leaders present in Halifax and available to the media are:

  • Linda Silas, President, Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (en français aussi). Cell: 613-859-4314

  • Janet Hazelton, President, Nova Scotia Nurses' Union. Cell: 902-456-2084

  • Heather Smith, President, United Nurses of Alberta. Cell: 780-940-9974

  • Rosalee Longmoore, President, Saskatchewan Union of Nurses. Cell: 306-539-6162

  • Sandi Mowat, President, Manitoba Nurses Union. Cell: 204-771-2501

  • Vicki McKenna, first Vice-President, Ontario Nurses' Association. Cell: 647-501-7464

  • Debbie Forward, President, Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses' Union. Cell: 709-682-0950

  • Marilyn Quinn, President, New Brunswick Nurses Union. Cell: 506-457-8288

  • Mona O'Shea, President, Prince Edward Island Nurses' Union. Cell: 902-388-6272

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