Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Speaking Notes/Submissions

  • 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 19, 2013

    Dear Tamara,

    Thank you for your e-mail correspondence on December 5, 2013 inviting the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) to participate in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s consultation on community paramedicine (CPM).

  • 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.

  • November 25, 2013

    Dear Premier Wynne,

    We are writing to you in follow-up to our letter of October 15, 2013, to you and to Minister Deb Matthews (please see attached). To date we have not heard back from you.

    Ontario’s registered nurses have watched with growing concern as their employment opportunities have dwindled in recent years. Many have lived through the previous cycle of layoffs when Premier Mike Harris likened nurses to hula hoops, and we wish to avoid a repeat at all costs.

  • November 20, 2013

    The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing nurses, in all settings and roles across Ontario. It is the strong credible voice leading the nursing profession to influence and promote healthy public policy.

  • October 24, 2013

    Dear Minister Matthews:

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), the professional association
    representing Registered Nurses (RNs) working in all roles and sectors in Ontario, is gravely concerned with the evolving nursing health human resources crisis being experienced across the province.

  • October 24, 2013

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing nurses, in all settings and roles across Ontario. It is the strong credible voice leading the nursing profession to influence and promote healthy public policy.

  • October 15, 2013

    Dear Prime Minister Harper and Premier Wynne,

    As we mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17th, Ontario’s registered nurses urge our federal and provincial political leaders to take urgent action to improve the health and well-being of people living in poverty. Across the globe and in our communities, people who struggle to meet their basic needs because of low income and social exclusion are dying decades sooner than those not living in poverty.

  • October 11, 2013

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing nurses, in all settings and roles across Ontario. It is the strong credible voice leading the nursing profession to influence and promote healthy public policy.

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