Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action


  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 16:47

    October 14, 2020

    The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau
    Prime Minister of Canada
    Office of the Prime Minister
    80 Wellington Street Ottawa
    ON K1A 0A2

    Hon. Doug Ford Premier of Ontario
    Legislative Bldg Rm 281,
    Queen's Park, Toronto,
    ON M7A 1A1

    Delivered by email

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 20:18

    September 16, 2020

    Sandra Robinson, Council President 
    Anne Coghlan, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer 
    College of Nurses of Ontario 
    101 Davenport Road 
    Toronto, ON M5R 3P1 

    Dear Sandra and Anne, 

    Re: Expanding RPN scope of practice 

  • Friday, August 21, 2020 - 13:01

    Dr. David Williams
    Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health 21st Floor, 393 University Ave
    Toronto, ON M5G 2M2

    Aug. 19, 2020

    Dear David,

    Re: School re-opening and planning for the 500 public health nurses in Ontario

  • Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 15:16

    Mr. Calandra,

    The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) urges you to expedite the passage of Bill 105, the Mandatory Police Training Act, 2019 through the legislative process. As you will know, MPP Kusendova's bill prohibits a person from being appointed as, or acting as, a police officer or special constable unless the person has been successfully trained in the use and administration of naloxone, a life-saving medication that blocks the effects of opioids.

  • Friday, November 29, 2019 - 14:44

    Dear MPP Ghamari and members of the Standing Committee on General Government,

    On behalf of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO), I wish to thank you for the opportunity we had to present the views of Ontario’s registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students on Bill 132 on November 25, 2019.  

  • Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 11:32

    The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) had the privilege of being designated by the Coroner as a person permitted to make submissions at the inquest into the death of Grant Faulkner and the inquest into the death of Bradley Chapman. RNAO was in the coroner's court and heard testimony each day from June 11-20, 2018 for the Faulkner inquest and November 26-December 20, 2018 for the Chapman inquest.

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 13:43

    Hon. Merrilee Fullerton
    Minister of Long-Term Care

    Minister Fullerton,

    On behalf of the 42,000-plus members of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), congratulations on your appointment as Minister of Long-Term Care. We look forward to working with you to improve access to, and resident outcomes in, Ontario’s long-term care sector. We are hopeful that through you and your new Ministry this sector of our healthcare system will get the focus and attention required to address a number of systemic issues.

  • Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 23:00

    Hon. Christine Elliott
    Minister of Health and Long-Term Care

    Dear Christine,

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is in receipt of your letter of June 13 to the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) with respect to expanding the scope of practice for nurse practitioners (NP) and for registered practical nurses (RPN). We are gravely concerned with aspects of your directives to CNO and are seeking clarification on the following issues:

    Registered Nurse (RN) expanded scope

  • Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:42

    Hon. Doug Ford
    Legislative Building, Queen's Park
    Room 281
    Toronto, ON M7A 1A1

    Hon. Caroline Mulroney
    Attorney General
    Ministry of the Attorney General
    720 Bay Street, 11th Floor
    Toronto, ON M7A 2S9

    Dear Premier Ford and Attorney General Mulroney,

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 09:25

    Dear Minister Fedeli and Minister Elliott,

    The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is concerned that the government's reform of alcohol policy to "modernize" alcohol sales is a danger to health and safety. RNAO agrees with the title of your 2019 Ontario Budget: Protecting What Matters Most and believes that what matters most is protecting the health and safety of the people of Ontario.