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The Harper era saw the move to a full per capita funding formula without a tax-point equalizing adjustment in 2014-15 -- basically a top-down policy change. Prime Minister Harper did continue with the 6 per cent annual escalator, which was part of the original 2004 Health Accord. But he also unilaterally decided to end the escalator in 2017-18 and replace it with increases tied to the growth rate of GDP and subject to a floor of 3 per cent.
The time has come for federal regulation, the government says.
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The federal health minister is under fire for her repeated use of a luxury car service.
A 2012 survey found that 37 per cent of young smokers reported smoking a menthol cigarette in the previous 30 days.
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"Come on people do something make noises and share."
"I have a lot on my plate but I have an incredible team of people helping me," said the Ontario MP.