Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


RNAO applauds federal Liberal/NDP partnership to improve health and wellbeing of Canadians

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh reached a historic agreement that would see the NDP support the minority Liberal government on caucus votes in exchange for movement on a number of NDP policy priorities, most notably a national dental care plan and progress on a national pharmacare plan. RNAO welcomes this partnership, as it will move on a number of its longstanding recommendations to the government, outlined in its 2021 federal platform.

In RNAO’s March 23 media release in response to the partnership, CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun says, “Canada is at an important crossroads in its history and this agreement represents a way forward to improve the health and wellbeing of Canadians. While there are many details still to be worked out, this is something that we should champion.”

RNAO President Morgan Hoffarth adds: “We applaud the prime minister and the leader of the NDP for coming together and demonstrating the courage and leadership this country needs. We urge the Liberal and NDP not to let this great opportunity for Canada slip away.”

The agreement means the current Liberal minority government would remain in power until the next federal election set for 2025.

Read the official media release and retweet RNAO’s tweet.

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