Canada Kicks Ass

New federal-provincial health deal
Date: Thursday, February 06 2003
Topic: International News

Ottawa's health care deal with the provinces was both praised and criticized in
the House of Commons today.

Prime Minister Jean Chr├ętien announced late Wednesday night his government
had reached an agreement with the provinces that would see billions more dollars
going to health care over the next three years.

- $17.3 billion total
- $13.5 billion of new money
- $600 million Canada Health Infoway
- $900 million immunization, research
- $12 billion for provinces
- $9.5 billion for Romanow programs
- $2.5 billion Canadian Health and Social Service Transfer

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