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Federal-provincial health accord expires in 2014, experts say it's time feds talk about their plans

Experts say the health-care system will implode if the federal government will not continue support under the federal-provincial health accord, and are looking for focused, targeted support and leadership.

Sustainability of the publicly-funded system, access to primary care, the rising cost of pharmaceuticals and human resource shortages are the top issues facing health care in Canada, say stakeholders and opposition MPs. All these issues are interconnected, however, and as Canada moves toward the end of the 10-year health accord signed in 2004, the federal government must take a leadership role in bringing the provinces and territories together to negotiate a post-2014 accord.

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Federal-provincial health accord expires in 2014, experts say it's time feds talk about their plans

Experts say the health-care system will implode if the federal government will not continue support under the federal-provincial health accord, and are looking for focused, targeted support and leadership.

Sustainability of the publicly-funded system, access to primary care, the rising cost of pharmaceuticals and human resource shortages are the top issues facing health care in Canada, say stakeholders and opposition MPs. All these issues are interconnected, however, and as Canada moves toward the end of the 10-year health accord signed in 2004, the federal government must take a leadership role in bringing the provinces and territories together to negotiate a post-2014 accord.

  

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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