Premiers seek common front on health care

Provincial and territorial leaders gathered in Victoria Sunday evening for their first meeting together since Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced the federal government would stop providing health-care transfers at an annual increase of six per cent after 2016-17, and instead tie funding to economic growth...New Democrats held a roundtable on health care featuring over a dozen experts in Victoria on Sunday. NDP health critic Libby Davies accused Ottawa of not doing more on the file. “After investing over $160 billion in health care, many of the reforms included in the 2003-04 health accords have seen little or even no improvement under Stephen Harper’s leadership," said Davies in a press release.