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Philpott wants new Health Accord in place by 2017, a ‘fundamental change’

By Rachel Aiello      

Health Minister Jane Philpott talks about a new Health Accord, the long-term funding agreement with the provinces and territories that she wants signed by 2017, and much more with The Hill Times.

Health Minister Jane Philpott says the new Health Accord will be a 'fundamental change.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Health Minister Jane Philpott says she wants a new Health Accord in place by 2017. The 55-year-old physician, whose party campaigned on establishing a new era of federal-provincial relations, especially on the health file, said she has the provinces and territories on board in their ‘initial conversations’ and said Health Canada officials are working behind the scenes to move ahead on the deal with new long-term funding. The Liberals promised to renegotiate a new Health Accord between the provinces, territories

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