Health-care funding plan must change, premiers say

Canada's premiers united in Victoria Monday to demand that the federal government reopen its "unprecedented and unacceptable" decisions over health-care funding, even as the prime minister tried to shut the door on further debate..."The premiers were unanimous that the federal government's decision to unilaterally decide funding was unprecedented and unacceptable," B.C. Premier Christy Clark said Monday, speaking as chairwoman of a meeting of 13 provincial and territorial leaders in Victoria. The premiers remain angry after Ottawa imposed a new 10-year health accord last month, without any consultation or negotiation...B.C. NDP MP Libby Davies, who represented the federal Opposition in Victoria Monday, questioned whether Harper is trying to cause division among the premiers.