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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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Pharmacare motion passes unanimously in the House:

Another victory on the path towards universal, public pharmacare! Ottawa: The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) congratulates the House of Commons for unanimously supporting the NDP’s motion on universal, public pharmacare today. The motion called onRead 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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Over 140 organizations call for Pharmacare Now

Ottawa, Ontario: Today, over 140 national and provincial organizations from all regions across Canada released a joint statement calling on the new federal government to immediately implement universal, public pharmacare. The Pharmacare Now statement isRead More

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Final arguments begin today in the Charter challenge against public health care

The outcome will determine the future of health care in Canada  Ottawa, ON: A Charter challenge against public health care that began in 2009 is finally reaching its conclusion. Final arguments in the Cambie SurgeriesRead More

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The CHC urges the new government to take swift action on pharmacare

Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) congratulates the newly elected government and calls on all parties to work together to swiftly implement universal, public pharmacare. Members of Parliament (MPs) should work across party linesRead More

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Millions of Canadians could soon have better access to medications

For Immediate Release- Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) is very pleased with the final recommendations of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of Pharmacare. After spending a year consulting with Canadians, the CouncilRead More

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The Bans on Private Insurance and Extra Billing are Crucial to Protect Canadian Medicare, says Health Care Expert

For Immediate release In the lawsuit against public health care currently being heard at the BC Supreme Court, lawyers for the plaintiff, Brian Day, are trying to prove that the introduction of private health careRead More

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The presentation of health coalition evidence to defend public health care begins Monday with expert testimony

MEDIA ADVISORY – For immediate release The presentation of health coalition evidence to defend public health care begins Monday with expert testimony Who: Marie-Claude Prémont, PhD Law Where: Vancouver Supreme Court, 800 Smithe Street What: The intervenor group representingRead More

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Celebrating 40 years of protecting and expanding public health care

The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. We have continuously been working to protect, defend and expand public health care in Canada. The CHC will be holding a Fundraising GalaRead More

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