While a National Energy Strategy showed strong division between the Premiers of British Columbia and Alberta, Canada's provincial leaders are united in their opposition to the federal governments new funding scheme. The Premiers say that the formula would cost them $36 Billion in transfer payments over ten years.
Under the Canada Health Act,
the federal government mandates minimum services that must be provided,
while the provinces execute the delivery of health care.
federal government recently announced a new funding formula, which would
increase federal funding by 6% through to 2017 and then the increase
would be tied to economic growth plus 1%, but never less than 3%. The
new funding scheme was introduced by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty
without prior consultation with the provinces. Full Story @allvoices.com