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    Apr 13

    Arthritis Society's response to Manitoba budget
    Stephanie Mosher, Vice President Western Canada  We applaud the Manitoba government and Minister Cameron Friesen for making the surgical backlog a top priority in yesterday’s budget.  The $110 million investment announced in the budget is good news for the thousands of...
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    Apr 08

    Arthritis Society responds to the federal budget 
    Trish Barbato, President and CEO   We welcome the announcement of a new Innovation and Investment Agency in yesterday’s federal budget.  Supporting research and innovation in health care is how we will find new treatments, inventions and ultimately cures for conditions...
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    Apr 07

    Arthritis Society statement in response to Newfoundland and Labrador budget   
    Jone Mitchell  - Executive Director, Atlantic Region We’re pleased today’s budget includes important and specific investments in health care. Investments in primary care, funding for new drug therapies and support to encourage physical activity is positive news for the residents...
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    Mar 30

    Arthritis Society statement on 2022-23 Nova Scotia Budget
    Jone Mitchell  Executive Director, Atlantic Region  We were pleased to see a $5.7 billion investment in health care announced in yesterday’s Nova Scotia budget. We thank Finance Minister Allan McAllister for helping people living with arthritis who have been waiting in pain...
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    Mar 24

    Arthritis Society statement in response to Saskatchewan budget 
    Stephanie Mosher   Vice President, Western Canada  We’re pleased the 2022-23 Saskatchewan budget, released March 23, included a record investment in health care – it is much needed.   We were also pleased to see Finance Minister Donna Harpauer announce an increase...
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    Mar 23

    Arthritis Society statement on progress for national pharmacare plan
    Trish Barbato  President and CEO, Arthritis Society As the voice of the six million Canadians living with arthritis, the Arthritis Society is pleased to hear a Canada Pharmacare Act will be passed by the end of next year. We have long supported the call for a national pharmacare plan...
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    Mar 22

    What do you do when you get a chronic illness in your 20s?
    Steff Di Pardo was like many other young people: She worked at a restaurant, enjoyed exercising and spending time with friends. But one day the Mississauga resident woke up to an intense pain in her right hip and leg, which soon spread to her lower back.“Over the course of two weeks, it got...
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    Mar 22

    Arthritis Society statement in response to New Brunswick budget 
    Jone Mitchell Executive Director, Atlantic Region We’re pleased today’s budget places a significant focus on health care and applaud Finance Minister Ernie Steeves and the Government of New Brunswick for committing to such a large investment. Minister Steeves&rsquo...
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    Feb 16

    Ontario’s doctors offer solution for wait times
    Arthritis can’t wait, and that’s why we’re pleased to see to today’s report on surgery wait times from the Ontario Medical Association. The recommendations align with the Arthritis Society’s own report on joint replacement wait times, released in July 2021, that...
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