Agreement between Canada and Manitoba health
Monday, 21 August 2017 22:48
Monday, 21 August 2017 22:49
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OTTAWA | The federal government agreed on Monday with the Manitoba on the thorny issue of health transfers.
The Prairie province is the last in the country to sign an agreement with the federal government, after months of negotiations. Quebec, Ontario and Alberta had resigned last march to accept an offer from Ottawa, which wanted to reduce the increase in federal transfers in health, the passing of 6 % per year 3% per year.
Finding herself alone in front of Ottawa, the prime minister of manitoba, Brian Pallister had said that he would “would not be intimidated by the threat.”
Under the agreement announced Monday, the Manitoba gets close to $ 400 million over ten years for programs in mental health, addictions and home care.
“I am delighted that our government and the government of Manitoba reached an agreement on a targeted funding for home care and mental health services over the next ten years. These investments and commitments to our shared priorities will have a positive impact on the health and well being of Manitobans,” said the federal minister of Health, Jane Philpott, in a statement.