Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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FREDERICTON x-18s. New Brunswick has reached its own agreement on health care funding with the federal government, and Premier Brian Gallant is hoping other provinces are able to do the same. Gallant said he was hoping a pan-Canadian deal would have been reached, but is pleased and relieved a deal has been reached for his province. It includes 230-million dollars in additional funding over 10 years for health care and programs for seniors. Health transfers will increase by three per cent or the rate of national G-D-P growth, whichever is higher. Quebec's health minister is critical of the deal, but Gallant is brushing those comments aside.

("...would be.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: The deal includes a clause that ensures if any other province reaches an agreement containing better financial terms, New Brunswick can adopt those terms. …

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