Health Transfers: What Atlantic MPs Want

Blaine Higgs

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs would prefer the money donated unconditionally. But he says he might accept some, if they align with his government’s priorities.

Prime Minister Blaine Higgs is hoping for a positive outcome from his meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau.

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In addition, he asks that at least part of the funds be in the form of permanent funding.

We hope some of this will be for ongoing programshe said on the eve of the meeting.

Tim Houston

In Nova Scotia, Tim Houston would accept conditions issued by Ottawa, if that’s what it takes to get more money for the provincial health system.

Tim Houston.

Tim Houston says provincial health spending is not sustainable without Ottawa’s help.

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The people who give us money in the province are beholden to us and I expect nothing less from the federal government in its relationship with our province.said Houston.

He pointed out that his province has increased its health spending by 12% since taking office and that the needs continue to be great.

Dennis King

In an interview with the network CBCthe Premier of Prince Edward Island calls good sign the meeting with Justin Trudeau.

Dennis King.

Island Premier Dennis King is optimistic that a positive outcome will take place Tuesday in Ottawa.

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He says Canadians care little about negotiations, but want more money invested in health care.

We need to transform the system, we need people […] we have to pay them more, we have to create innovationthis Dennis King.

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He hopes that funds from Ottawa will be accessible quickly.

Andrew Furey

In Newfoundland and Labrador, Liberal Premier Andrew Furey hopes the premiers and Ottawa can agree on common priorities.

Andrew Furey.

Newfoundland Premier Andrew Furey believes the key to successful negotiations will be bilateral agreements.

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He believes that bilateral agreements that will have to be negotiated will be the key to success, but he adds that he does not want too many conditions to be imposed.

He assures that the province already shares a lot of health-related data and, according to him, it would be difficult for the federal government to interfere in the administration of the health system.

I don’t have the impression that the federal government has the will, the organization or the ability to interfere in the functioning of the health care systemhe believes.

With information from CBC

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