Oct 18, 2016
By Michael Kramer
Health ministers from across the country have concluded their day-long meeting in Toronto – with federal Health Minister Jane Philpott.
And they left without a promise from Philpott to reverse the federal government’s plans to cut the current rate of health transfer money – from six per cent – to three per cent – begining next April.
For his part, Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins says a drop in the rate of increase of the Canada Health Transfer – is going to mean a one-billion-dollar health care shortfall nationally in 2017-18.