Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

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Nurses speak out for the environment and democracy

The federal government has moved quickly to pass Bill C-38, the Omnibus budget implementation bill entitled the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act. Rather than ensure the sustainability of Canada's social and environmental protections, this bill reduces funding and oversight - which is why we are asking you to sign the petition.

On June 4, RNAO joined hundreds of other organizations in speaking out for the environment and democracy. Our website, along with many other social and environmental organizations across the nation, featured a splash page with the message “Black Out/Speak Out.”

When clicked, this special feature brought the user to a website where they could access more information on changes being made to more than 70 federal laws and regulations, including the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and the National Energy Board Act.

RNAO issued a press release that explains why this campaign resonated with us.
We thank our members for helping RNAO join thousands of other voices for democracy, health, and a healthy environment.

Since then, the federal government has moved quickly to pass Bill C-38, the Omnibus budget implementation bill entitled the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act. Rather than ensure the sustainability of Canada's social and environmental protections, this bill reduces funding and oversight.

These reductions will only lead to larger and costlier problems for Canadians and their governments in the future.
If passed, this legislation will, among other measures, reduce income security, shrink employment insurance, weaken investments in food safety and security, harm employment equity provisions, dismantle environmental regulation, and backtrack on climate-change policies.

Canadian nurses are sending a loud and clear message to the Conservative government: stop cutting Canada's environmental, health and social systems.

Add your signature to the petition - Canadian nurses decry dismantling of health, social and environmental protections.

Blackout/Speakout
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