Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Speaking Notes/Submissions

  • March 12, 2015

    Dear Prime Minister Harper,

    Re: Protect Lives by Rejecting International Scheduling of Ketamine at the 58th Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario.

    RNAO is deeply concerned that the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), 58th Session, has been asked by China to review a proposal to place ketamine in Schedule I of the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, alongside LSD and mescaline.

  • March 10, 2015

    Dear Mr.Ianiro,

    The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and nursing student in Ontario. Our members practise nursing in all sectors and roles across Ontario. We appreciate the opportunity to provide feedback on Health Canada's proposed new regulations under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) for tamper-resistant formulations of opioid pain relievers.

  • February 23, 2015

    Dear Ms. Verrier:

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) appreciates the opportunity to provide CNO with feedback regarding two proposed by-law changes: a) Fees and b) Register and Information from Members.

    Fees:

  • February 5, 2015

    Dear Minister Hoskins,

    As a coalition of health service providers committed to a universal, publicly-funded and not-for-profit health system, which provides access and care based on need and not the ability to pay, we were encouraged by your announcement on November 21, 2014 directing hospitals to:

    “… not market to, solicit or treat international patients, with the exception of international patient activity related to a hospital's existing international consulting contracts.”

  • January 29, 2015

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing RNs, NPs and nursing students 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 understands that budgets profoundly affect people's health and nursing services. For this, we welcome this opportunity to participate in the pre-budget consultation.

  • January 29, 2015

    Good afternoon, my name is Tim Lenartowych and I am the associate director of nursing and health policy at the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). With me is Kim Jarvi, RNAO's senior economist. RNAO is the professional association representing registered nurses and nurse practitioners working in all settings and roles across Ontario. We also represent nursing students. Our association takes pride in influencing public policy and we know that budgets profoundly affect people's health and nursing services

  • January 29, 2015

    Dear Minister Matthews,

    As we settle into a new year, reflect on promises made in 2014, and look ahead to a new provincial budget, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) urges you and all of our elected representatives to work together to build a "fairer and healthier Ontario."

  • January 28, 2015

    Dear Minister Moore,

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students across all sectors and roles in Ontario. We are pleased to offer our support for Bill C626 – An Act to Amend the Statistics Act which aims to reinstate the long-form census. RNAO has been one of the leading bodies speaking in support of the long-form census,leading up to, and following its demise. We commend MP Ted Hsu for his leadership in advancing this private member’s bill.

  • January 23, 2015
    Dear Dr. Quiñonez,

    Thank you for the opportunity to provide a response on behalf of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) to the questions posed by the Dental Service Schedule Review Expert Panel.

  • January 23, 2015

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing RNs, NPs and nursing students 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's dual mandate is to speak out on nursing and health issues, and that includes environmental determinants of health. Accordingly, we are pleased to respond to the government proposals on pollinator health, as posted to the Environmental Registry under EBR Registry Number 012-3068.