Issues & Campaigns

NASA is actively involved on a number of issues that directly impact NASA members and the work they do. On each of these issues, we monitor the latest developments and provide information and analysis, collaborate with other unions and partner groups, and provide ways for NASA members to take action. 

You can find out more about current NASA issues and campaigns below.

Alberta Needs Pharmacare

In late February it was announced that the federal NDP and Liberals reached a deal on Pharmacare that would include single-payer coverage of contraceptives and diabetes medication and equipment. Bill C-64: An Act Respecting Pharmacare has now passed through the House of Commons and includes universal, single payer, first dollar coverage for these drugs and a plan to move forward with important initiatives such as bulk purchasing.

The next step is getting the bill through the Senate. It’s now on us to put the pressure on our members of the Senate to pass Bill C-64 into law so that the new program can get underway ASAP. We need to make it clear to them that Albertans want universal drug coverage, and we want to see action now!

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Keep Alberta in the Canada Pension Plan

The Alberta government continues to pursue its plan to pull Alberta out of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and establish an Alberta Pension Plan (APP). We know that pension security is one of the top priorities of the NASA membership, so the announcement that Alberta is pursuing a plan to pull Alberta out of the national plan and establish an Alberta Pension Plan (APP) is a major concern for NASA members.

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