Quebec only outlier on Ottawa health deal as Nunavut, Yukon and N.W.T. sign on

 By Laura Osman THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut all signed on to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s health funding offer Thursday, leaving Quebec the only holdout on the new accords. Trudeau presented his offer to provincial and territorial premiers in February as local politicians, doctors, nurses and health advocates raised concerns about a national health-care crisis. The agreement would see the federal government shift $196 billion to the provinces and territories over the next 10 years in exchange for commitments to massively upgrade health-care data collection and digital medical records. The offer includes $17 billion in new spending over and above existing federal health transfers and $25 billion for agreements tailed to the specific needs of individual provinces. At the time, premiers signalled that they would agree,…

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