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Canadian Nurses Association and Canadian Medical Association in Halifax during Council of the Federation meetings

Ottawa, Thursday, July 19, 2012 — Leaders of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and Canadian Medical Association (CMA) will be in Halifax July 25th to 27th while the Council of the Federation holds its 2012 summer meetings. Both CNA and CMA have been working with the premiers on the Health Care Innovation Working Group.

CNA and CMA representatives will be available for media interviews to provide a front-line caregiver perspective on the working group’s report to the premiers, a potentially critical next step in transforming Canada’s health-care system so that it puts patients first.

In July 2011, CNA and CMA jointly developed a set of principles to guide Canada’s premiers as they map out a transformation of the health-care system. Read the complete Principles to Guide Health Care Transformation in Canada [PDF, 3.3 MB].

What:

2012 Summer Meeting of the Council of the Federation

When:

July 25-27, 2012

Who:

Barb Mildon, President, CNA
Rachel Bard, CEO, CNA

Dr. John Haggie, President, CMA

Where:

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

To schedule an interview with Dr. John Haggie, please contact:

Lucie Boileau, Media Relations Manager 
Canadian Medical Association 
Cell:  613-447-0866 or lucie.boileau@cma.ca 

To schedule an interview with Barb Mildon, please contact:

Kate Headley, External Communications Coordinator
Canadian Nurses Association
Cell: 613-697-7507 or kheadley@cna-aiic.ca

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The Canadian Nurses Association is the national professional voice of registered nurses in Canada. A federation of 11 provincial and territorial nursing associations and colleges representing 146,788 registered nurses, CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.

The Canadian Medical Association is the national voice of Canadian physicians. Founded in 1867, CMA’s mission is to serve and unite the physicians of Canada and be the national advocate, in partnership with the people of Canada, for the highest standards of health and health care. The CMA is a voluntary professional organization representing over 74,000 of Canada’s physicians and comprising 12 provincial and territorial medical associations and 51 national medical organizations.