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Canadian Nurses Association to host community town hall in Fredericton ahead of 2019 federal election

Ottawa, September 30, 2019 — On Tuesday, October 1st, the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) — along with the Nurses Association of New Brunswick and the Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses — is hosting an election Town hall: Better access to health care. The town hall will be a thought-provoking discussion about health and health care with the federal candidates from Fredericton: the Greens’ Jenica Atwin, Liberal Matt DeCourcey, Conservative Andrea Johnson, and the NDP’s Mackenzie Thomason.

What:   Town hall: Better access to health care
When:   October 1st, 2019
Where:   Fredericton Inn, Bicentennial Room
1315 Regent St., Fredericton, NB

Program highlights

6 p.m. Doors open
6:30 p.m. Moderated panel begins
7:50 p.m. Audience Q&A
8:20 p.m. Closing remarks

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The Canadian Nurses Association

The Canadian Nurses Association is the national and global professional voice of Canadian nursing, representing 135,000 nurses in all 13 jurisdictions across Canada. CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.

The Nurses Association of New Brunswick

The Nurses Association of New Brunswick represents 8,600 registered nurses (RNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs), the largest group of health professionals in the province. It is mandated by the Nurses Act to regulate RNs & NPs to ensure the provision of safe, competent and ethical care in the interest of the public.

The Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses

The Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses was first created in 1965 as the Association of New Brunswick Registered Nursing Assistants (ANBRNA). They became the regulatory body in 1977 when the Registered Nursing Assistant Act was proclaimed. In 2002, the Licensed Practical Nurse Act was proclaimed and RNAs became LPNs.

For more information, please contact:

Eve Johnston
Media and Communications Coordinator
Canadian Nurses Association
Tel: 613-237-2159, ext. 114
Cell: 613-282-7859
Email: ejohnston@cna-aiic.ca

Jennifer Whitehead
Manager, Communications and Government Relations
Tel: 506-459-2852
Email: jwhite@nanb.nb.ca

JoAnne Graham
Executive Director, ANBLPN
Tel: 506-453-0747
Email: execdir@npls.ca