With a federal health-care proposal on the table, N.L.’s opposition parties weigh in – CBC

PC Opposition leader David Brazil says he has a lot of questions about how money would be spent in N.L.

Feb 08, 2023

Ottawa’s proposed 10-year multibillion-dollar health-care package, announced Tuesday, should be the beginning of the conversation, not the end, says PC Opposition leader David Brazil.

Brazil said Wednesday he has a “lot of questions” about the $196-billion pitch from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that would see an immediate injection of new cash for Canada’s provinces and territories to use to combat health-care system challenges.

“Any influx in additional monies is welcomed but obviously, as the premiers have outlined, too, it’s nowhere near where they thought the decision and the partnership would be developed. It’s nowhere near what they said was necessary.”

Hours after the proposition was made public, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey said he thinks “there are some really big wins” for the province in it, but Brazil said that’s not evident.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/federal-health-deal-nl-reax-1.6741375

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