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Brent Patterson | What's happening with the Liberal promise for a new health accord? The federal budget only mentions the negotiation of a new accord without commiting needed increases in health funding.
Council of Canadians protest the loss of the Health Accord at the Council of the
Michael Butler | We have a historic opportunity to get health care back on track when the health ministers meet this week. The Liberal government was elected on a progressive platform; it is time to deliver.
Michael Butler | Looking closer at wait times and the politics of public health care in Canada and Saskatchewan
Photo: Council of Canadians
Brent Patterson | It would appear that a Canada Health Accord is back on the table with incoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. But what will it look like under Canada's new prime minister?
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Robert Chernomas, Ian Hudson | The Harper government strategy is to ignore violations of the Canada Health Act while underfunding medicare. Where then will the Canadian public be able to receive needed medical care?
Activist Toolkit
| The Ontario Health Coalition has prepared a voter guide focused on health care policy.
Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow spoke about the need to defend and expand public health care to a full house in Campbell River, British Columbia last night.
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Justin Panos | The Canada Health Accord ceased functioning on March 31. The Harper government cut $36 billion from health care beginning after the 2015 election instead of renegotiating the terms of the Accord.
Canadian Health Coalition | Monday, March 31, marked the day the federal government withdrew from any leadership role in health care in Canada. Canada needs a new health accord and Canada needs to #Stand4Medicare.
Paul Martin negotiated Canada Health Accord, Creative Commons Photo
Dennis Gruending | The Canada Health Accord ends on March 31, 2014. Ottawa used to pay for 50 per cent of the money spent on medicare. That percentage could drop to 14 per cent by 2037 if current trends continue.
Adrienne Silnicki | March 31 marks the end of the 2004 Health Accord and the last day Canadian health care will have equalization payments to have-not provinces, national standards and federal funding tied to benchmarks.
David J. Climenhaga | What are we Albertans going to do with this embarrassment of riches? Who knows?