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How to Address your Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA)

Ms. Jane Smith, M.L.A. or (M.P.P., M.N.A., or M.H.A.)


HOW TO FIND YOUR MLA:


Ministers of Health


How to address:

The Honourable (full name), M.L.A. or (M.P.P., M.N.A. or M.H.A.)
Minister of…


ALBERTA

Deputy Premier, Minister of Health
423 Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue
Edmonton, AB, T5K 2B6 Phone: 780 427-3665
E-mail:  health.minister@gov.ab.ca  
www.health.alberta.ca/about/minister-bio.html

Honourable
Sarah Hoffman
@shoffmanAB


BRITISH COLUMBIA

Minister of Health
PO Box 9050 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9E2
Phone: 250 953-3547
hlth.minister@gov.bc.ca
https://news.gov.bc.ca/ministries/health/biography

Honourable
Terry Lake
@TerryLakeMLA


MANITOBA

Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living
302 Legislative Building
450 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8
Phone: 204-945-3731
minhsal@leg.gov.mb.ca
www.gov.mb.ca/minister/min_health.html

Honourable
Kelvin Goertzen
@kelvin_goertzen


New Brunswick

Minister of Health, Deputy Government House Leader
HSBC Place, Floor: 5
P. O. Box 5100
Fredericton, NB, E3B 5G8
Phone: (506) 457-4800
Email: Victor.Boudreau@gnb.ca
www1.gnb.ca/legis/bios/58/bio-e.asp?IDNo=355&version=e&legisNO=58

Honourable
Victor Boudreau
@VictorBoudreau


Newfoundland and Labrador

Minister of Health and Community Services
Department of Health and Community Services
P.O. Box 8700
1st Floor, West Block
Confederation Building
St. John's, NL A1B 4J6
Tel: (709) 729–4984, (709) 729-3124
Email: hcsminister@gov.nl.cajohnhaggie@gov.nl.ca  
www.assembly.nl.ca/members/cms/JohnHaggie.htm

Honourable
Dr. John Haggie
@Johnrockdoc


Northwest Territories

Minister of Health and Social Services
P.O. Box 1320  
Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2L9
Phone: (867) 767-9141 ext. 11135
Email: glen_abernethy@gov.nt.ca
www.assembly.gov.nt.ca/meet-members/mla/glen-abernethy

Honourable
Glen Abernethy
@GlenAbernethy


Nova Scotia

Minister of Health and Wellness, Minister of Seniors
Department of Health and Wellness
17th Floor, Barrington Tower
1894 Barrington Street
P.O. Box 488
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2R8
Phone: (902) 424-3377
Email: Health.Minister@novascotia.ca
http://nslegislature.ca/index.php/people/members/Leo_Glavine

Honourable
Leo A. Glavine


Nunavut

Minister of Health, Minister responsible for Suicide Prevention
Department of Health
Government of Nunavut
Box 1000, Station 1000
Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0
Phone: (867) 975-5700

Legislative Office: 
Phone: 975-5074
Email: ghickes@gov.nu.ca

Constituency Office: 
Phone: 979-6923
Email: GeorgeHickes@tasilukmla.ca

http://gov.nu.ca/health/information/ministers-page

Honourable
George Hickes


Ontario

Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
10th Floor, Hepburn Block
80 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2C4
Tel: 416-327-4300
Email: ehoskins.mpp@liberal.ola.org
www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/ministry/minister.aspx

Honourable
Dr. Eric Hoskins
@drerichoskins


Prince Edward Island

Minister of Health and Wellness
Department of Health and Wellness
4th Floor North, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8
Minister's Office
Tel: (902) 368-5250
Email: rlhenderson@gov.pe.ca
www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/employee/henderson-robert

Honourable
Robert Henderson


Saskatchewan

Minister of Health
Room 204, Legislative Building, 2405 Legislative Drive
Regina, SK, S4S 0B3
Phone: (306) 787-7345
Email: he.minister@gov.sk.ca
www.saskatchewan.ca/government/government-structure/cabinet/honourable-jim-reiter

Honourable
Jim Reiter
@jim_reiter


Quebec

Minister of Health and Social Services
2021, rue Union, 10e étage, suite 10.051
Montréal (Québec), H3A 2S9
Téléphone: 514 873-3700
Email: ministre@msss.gouv.qc.ca
www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/ministere/ministre.php

Honourable
Gaétan Barrette
@drgbarrette


Yukon

Minister of Health and Social Services
Yukon Legislative Assembly
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Phone: 867-633-7973
Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 7973
Email: mike.nixon@gov.yk.ca
www.hss.gov.yk.ca/minister.php 

Honourable
Mike Nixon
@nixon_mike


Sample Letter

[date]

[Minister name]

[Address]

Dear ________,

As a supporter of Canada’s universal health care program, [I’m/we are] writing to express concern regarding the roll-out of the gold-standard drug “Mifegymiso” used for medical abortions.  

[If applicable, about your organization.]

As you may know, people in Canada experience many challenges in accessing abortion services. The majority of clinics are located in urban areas within 150km from the US border. Only 1/6 hospitals provide abortion services. This means that many women have to travel long distance (sometimes out of country) at their own expense to access timely care. No medically necessary procedure should be so difficult to access.

Mifegymiso has the potential to overcome many of these barriers; yet, the drug was approved with unnecessary restrictions, including the requirement that only physicians dispense the drug. No other drug, including highly controlled substances like methadone, have this requirement. Mifegymiso will also only be available until 7 weeks gestation, compared to 10 weeks like it is in the US. Cost will present another significant barrier. Mifegymiso is expected to be rolled-out at a cost of $300/regimen and provinces and territories have yet to include the drug in their insurance plans.

Together, these restrictions will severely impact access to a procedure which all people in Canada have a right to.

The government of [Province/Territory] has the responsibility of upholding the standards of universality and accessibility in the Canada Health Act, meaning the provision of universal coverage for all medically necessary procedures. The government can do so by:

  • Including Mifegymiso in the health insurance plan, while ensuring free access to the drug for uninsured women and trans folk;
  • Engaging colleagues at the federal level towards easing the restrictions currently associated with Mifegymiso; and
  • Engaging in awareness raising activities for services providers, women and trans folk on the availability of Mifegymiso as part of broader sexual and reproductive health awareness raising activities.

[I/We] urge you to consider these recommendations and welcome the opportunity to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss them in greater detail. [I/We] can be reached at [email + phone number].

Thank you in advance and [I/We] look forward to hearing back from you soon,

[Name]