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Health for All Welcomes Liberal Government Plan to Reinstate Refugee Health Care

Published on November 8, 2015 under Media Release
Health for All Welcomes Liberal Government Plan to Reinstate Refugee Health Care
Toronto, November 8, 2015 – Health for All applauds the new federal government’s pledge to fully restore the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) in response to years of public pressure. We look forward to a quick reinstatement of the original program, and hope it is a first step towards providing health coverage for everyone who is uninsured in Canada. Drastic…
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New Video: Explaining the Medically Uninsured in Canada

Published on April 7, 2015 under Past Events & Actions

Check out this excellent new video explaining the situation of Canada's 500,000 uninsured migrants, and the recent cuts to the refugee health program. It's time for YOU to take action! Please share widely. Acknowledgements: Video produced by Uju Madu, Nicole Young, Luxan Sarvanan, Mariam Chevrier, Grace Hill and Michela Lombardi as part of a 2nd year course - UNI211: Health Care…
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Media Coverage of Open Letter to Joe Oliver re: Budget Bill

Published on November 22, 2014 under Health for All in the News
Media Coverage of Open Letter to Joe Oliver re: Budget Bill
Health for All, along with 160 organizations, signed an open letter to Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance, condemning the Budget Bill which includes provisions that will allow provinces to deny social assistance to refugee claimants, and potentially some groups of immigrants and nonstatus people. We oppose such a measure and deem this cruel and unusual. The media coverage of this…
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Community Organizations Deliver Open Letter to Joe Oliver to Oppose Provisions in Budget Bill

Published on November 18, 2014 under Media Release
Community Organizations Deliver Open Letter to Joe Oliver to  Oppose Provisions in Budget Bill
Toronto, November 18th, 2014 – Health for All joins 160 organizations in signing an open letter to Joe Oliver in opposition to provisions in Budget Bill C-43 that would allow provinces to restrict access to social assistance for refugee claimants and others who lack permanent residency status. Signatories to the open letter include health professional organizations, community health centres, community legal clinics, refugee shelters, student groups,…
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Flowchart Explaining the Temporary Health Measures for Interim Federal Health

Published on November 17, 2014 under Uncategorized
Flowchart Explaining the Temporary Health Measures for Interim Federal Health
On November 5, 2014, the Federal Government announced Temporary Health Measures for the Interim Federal Health Program. While the government was expected, after a court ruling, to overturn the 2012 cuts to the program and return to the pre-2012 program, they have instead reversed some aspects and not others. The flowchart below explains the coverage situation and explains other program…
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Denying Refugee Claimants Social Assistance Rolled into Budget Bill

Published on November 3, 2014 under Past Events & Actions
Denying Refugee Claimants Social Assistance Rolled into Budget Bill
Health for All, along with the Income Security Advocacy Centre and other partners have been working to build a grassroots movement against Bill C-585, a private member's bill which sought to deny refugee claimants social assistance. Due to the mobilization and pressure on MP Corneliu Chisu who brought forth the original bill, the Conservative government has now included this provision…
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Health for All on Rabble discussing IFH ruling

Published on November 3, 2014 under Health for All in the News
Health for All on Rabble discussing IFH ruling
Listen to Melanie Spence from Health for All interviewed for Rabble.ca by John Bonnar. Melanie discuss the recent ruling of a Federal Court denying the Conservative government a delay on reinstating refugee health cuts. Melanie discusses the recent ruling, the broader context of uninsured in Canada and a trend of regressive immigration policies.
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Court Upholds Ruling to Reinstate Refugee Health Care

Published on November 2, 2014 under Media Release
Court Upholds Ruling to Reinstate Refugee Health Care
Toronto, November 2nd, 2014 - Health for All welcomes the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold a ruling from earlier this summer demanding that the Conservative government reverse its “cruel and unusual” cuts to refugee health care. On October 31st, Judge Wyman Webb rejected the government’s request to delay reinstating the Interim Federal Health Program, leaving Ottawa until November 4th to restore access to…
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