BR Atl Premiers Meeting – CP

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BR Atl Premiers Meeting – CP

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 2016266 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
May 17, 2016

ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, N.S. – Atlantic Canada’s premiers say they need a health accord with Ottawa that reflects the reality of their provinces’ health care challenges.

After meeting in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, yesterday the premiers said the current per capita funding formula instituted by the former Conservative government doesn’t serve their needs.

They say the demographics of the region make it an unfair system.

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant says Ottawa needs to realize the region has a number of challenges in delivering health care.

Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan says the four premeirs will work together to advocate for a more realistic funding arrangement.

The proportion of people aged 65 and older is the highest in the Atlantic provinces, with New Brunswick and Nova Scotia registering the highest proportions of seniors at 18.3 per cent each.

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(The Canadian Press)

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