Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Union expresses concern over federal, provincial health funding agreement

Health Minister says the agreement isn’t what Sask. gov’t wanted, but they are pleased to have reached a deal

By Lisa Goudy

The province and the federal government reached a health funding agreement for $348.8 million over 10 years and SEIU-West president Barbara Cape has some concerns.

The $348.8 million will be split with $190.3 million to improve home care and $158.5 million to support mental health initiatives. The deal was reached one day after the federal government announced deals with Nunavut, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador reached deals in December.

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