Every year nursing and nursing student leaders urged MPPs from all political parties to adopt positions that improve access to nursing services in order to strengthen our publicly funded, not-for-profit health-care system.
This year, 71 MPPs received a copy of Advocating for Vibrant Communities , a comprehensive package that outlines practical and concrete recommendations in the following key areas: strengthening our health-care system; nursing human resources; social and environmental determinants of health; and mental health.
Registered Nurse Journal ReflectsRegistered Nurse Journal sat in on one of the many small group meetings that nurses had with MPPs during RNAO’s 13th Annual Day at Queen’s Park. Details from that meeting with Cabinet Minister Linda Jeffrey are included in the March-April  issue of the Journal. We also caught up with members who attended meetings with Progressive Conservative Deputy Leader Christine Elliott and NDP MPP for Kenora-Rainy River, Sarah Campbell. Here’s what they had to say about the unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with an MPP…
Meetings with Conservative and NDP MPPs 
For the first time ever, participants of RNAO’s Annual Day at Queen’s Park filled the seats of the Legislative Assembly for question period, a time for the opposition parties to hold the government to account. Here’s what they thought about the experience… Members React to the Question Period.