Health funding discussions start in Halifax

Talks pave way for 2014 Health Accord

Discussions that will lay the ground work for the 2014 Health Accord between Ottawa and the provinces kicked off in Halifax on Thursday. The talks, which currently involve health ministers from the provinces and territories, will continue next month with provincial and territorial finance ministers and end in January, when premiers gather for final negotiations. Among the issues likely to dominate the discussion are increasing financial pressures from an aging population, obesity and chronic disease, the Globe and Mail reports.

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