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Statement by CNA on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

September 8, 2022 — The Canadian Nurses Association is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“As Canada’s Head of State for 70 years, Her Majesty was the only monarch Canada’s 448,000 nurses have ever known,” said Sylvain Brousseau, president of CNA. “Through those decades, Her Majesty’s unwavering support and commitment to the nursing profession and Canadian nurses was a constant source of reassurance and pride. Our organization was honoured in 1957 when Her Majesty became the Royal Patron of CNA, as reflected in our coat of arms.”

“CNA offers its sincere condolences to the Royal Family and our thoughts are with them during this difficult time,” said Brousseau.


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