Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos is taking his health-care funding road show to Nova Scotia today as Ottawa looks for rapid agreements with all 13 provinces and territories.
Duclos and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc will sit down in Halifax with Premier Tim Houston and Health Minister Michelle Thompson.
Last week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tabled a recent health funding offer to the provinces and territories with a promise of adding $46 billion to expected federal health transfers over the subsequent 10 years.
However it comes with strings attached and the provinces must agree to point out how they may spend the cash and the way they’ll measure progress in key areas like family doctors, surgical backlogs and mental health.
In addition they must overhaul their digital health data collection systems so patient records are more accessible and health outcomes might be higher tracked.
Duclos and LeBlanc met with Ontario last week and can meet with most provinces no less than once before the tip of this week.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 13, 2023.
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