Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Speaking Notes/Submissions

  • April 9, 2014

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses (RNs) in all settings and roles across Ontario. It is the strong, credible voice leading the nursing profession to influence and promote healthy public policy. RNAO appreciates this opportunity to provide our written submission on Bill 135, Ryan’s Law (Ensuring Asthma Friendly Schools), 2013.

  • February 26, 2014

    Dear Premier Wynne,

    Thank you very much for your response to our request from January 27th, to raise the minimum wage rate in the next provincial budget to $14 per hour.

  • January 31, 2014

    Introduction:
    In 2006, the Ontario Government established the Local Health System Integration Act (LHSIA). The purpose of this act is to:

    … provide for an integrated health system to improve the health of Ontarians through better access to high quality health services, co-ordinated health care in local health systems and across the province and effective and efficient management of the health system at the local level by local health integration networks.

    Recommendations:

  • January 28, 2014

    Dear Premier Wynne,

    Ontario's nurses urge you to increase the minimum wage in the next provincial budget, to $14.00 per hour.

  • January 16, 2014

    Good afternoon. My name is Doris Grinspun and I am the CEO of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). With me today is our senior economist, Kim Jarvi. RNAO is the professional association for registered nurses who practise in all roles and sectors in Ontario. Our mandate is to advocate for healthy public policy and for the role of registered nurses in enhancing the health of Ontarians. RNs know from personal experience the impact that budgets have on health, health care, and on the nursing profession; and we appreciate this opportunity to share our views on the 2014 Budget.

  • January 16, 2014

    Ontario Pre-Budget 2014: Finding the Right Balance - Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

    Summary of Recommendations

    Fiscal Capacity

    1. Ensure the fiscal capacity to deliver all essential health, health care, social, and environmental services by building a more progressive tax system
  • January 13, 2014

    Good morning,

    My name is Kathy Moreland Layte. I am a registered nurse and professor of nursing from Kitchener, Ontario. I am here today representing the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). RNAO is the professional association representing registered nurses wherever they practise in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses’ contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.

  • January 13, 2014

    Good morning,

    My name is Kathy Moreland Layte. I am a registered nurse and professor of nursing from Kitchener, Ontario. I am here today representing the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). RNAO is the professional association representing registered nurses wherever they practise in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses’ contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.

  • December 17, 2013

    Dear Premier Wynne and Esteemed MPPs,

    The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) appreciates Jeff Yurek's leadership in bringing forward his private member's bill, Ryan's Law (Ensuring Asthma Friendly Schools), 2013 in the wake of the tragic death of his 12-year-old constituent, Ryan Gibbons. The purpose of this letter is to urge all three political parties to channel the compassion and support that they provided to Ryan's mother, Sandra Gibbons, during second reading debate on December 5, 2013 into swift implementation of legislation that will improve student safety.

  • November 29, 2013

    Dear Attorney General:
    Re: Bill 83, Protection of Public Participation Act, 2013

    (Via Email)

    We are writing to you about the status of Bill 83, Protection of Public Participation Act, 2013 which you introduced in the Ontario Legislature on June 4, 2013. The Bill has been in second reading debates since September 25, 2013. We request that you take all the necessary steps to ensure the Bill passes second reading and is referred to Committee before the Legislature rises for the holiday break on December 13th.

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