Canada Health Accord

Liberals Fail To Reach Deal With Provinces On Health Funding

CP | Andy Blatchford and Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Politics

Feds sweetened their offer Monday.

Health Minister Philpott Needs To Attach Strings To Health-Care Dollars

Dr Ryan Meili | Posted 01.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Dr Ryan Meili

In his letter to the minister, Prime Minister Trudeau tasked Health Minister Philpott with "engaging provinces and territories in the development of a new, multi-year Health Accord with long-term funding agreement." As the health ministers meet in Vancouver, how can they bend the curve toward a less costly and more effective health care system? How can they ensure the funds invested this time around will buy real improvements in health?

Why Wait Times For Healthcare Continue To Be Among the Longest For Canadians

Bacchus Barua | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Politics
Bacchus Barua

Unfortunately, given the current government monopoly on healthcare insurance, the lack of appropriate incentives, and unwillingness to consider policies to reduce wait times that seem to have been successful in European countries with universal health care, it is entirely possible that Canadians may continue to experience some of the longest wait times in the developed world.

Canadian Health Care Just Took a Step Backwards

Dr Ryan Meili | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada
Dr Ryan Meili

The elimination of the Health Council only further underlines this movement away from national planning for better outcomes. That the Council's disappearance is part and parcel of a larger strategy of the elimination of the dissenting and unbiased voice -- something that is so needed in a democracy -- is downright disturbing.

An Alternative Vision for Taking Care of Gram and Grandpa

Susan Eng | Posted 04.10.2012 | Canada Politics
Susan Eng

The real importance of the Health Accords, which the Government has dodged responsibility for, was not to keep the provinces happy but to keep Canadians healthy. National cooperation, with or without the feds as the uber-paymaster and shot-caller, is needed to produce the political spine to get this done.

Minister Says Health Talks With Provinces Won't Be About Money

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2012 | Canada Politics

GATINEAU, Qc - Ottawa still has sway with the provinces on health policy, despite issuing a new funding formula without conditions, says Health Minist...

Feds To Scale Back Health Transfers After Five Years

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2012 | Canada Politics

VICTORIA - Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty was accused Monday of imposing a new federal health funding plan on the provinces and territories dur...

Feds Warn Health Transfers To Provinces Are Unsustainable

CBC | Posted 02.16.2012 | Canada Politics

A day before federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is set to meet with his provincial and territorial counterparts in Victoria, Conservative cabinet m...

Atlantic Premiers Want More Cash From Feds

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada Politics

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Atlantic premiers urged Ottawa on Monday to pay 25 per cent of provincial health costs as part of their unified strategy for loomin...

How Will Canada Pay For Health Care? Talks Get Started

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Provincial and territorial health ministers said they laid the groundwork for further talks on a new health accord, but offered no details o...

Higher Taxes Needed To Pay For Health Care?

CP | Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Ottawa should expand health care programs by increasing taxes, medicare advocates said Thursday ahead of discussions in Halifax between fede...

Tough Health-Care Talks Coming

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government will officially begin discussions on the next health- care accord this week — talks that will define the fiscal and ...

Canada Health Accord Renegotiation Means Canadians Should Stand on Guard

Maude Barlow | Posted 08.15.2011 | Canada
Maude Barlow

Many worry that the Harper government will take this moment to fundamentally change the nature of health care delivery in Canada, giving more authority to the provinces but finding ways to download the fiscal responsibility at the same time.