Health care’s improving in Canada: report

OTTAWA - Pumping more cash into the health-care system won’t fix it without better planning and clear goals, the Health Council of Canada said Tuesday. Its latest report card on the health accords struck by the feds and the provinces in 2003 and 2004 indicates gains made in the past seven years can be tied directly to governments setting specific targets and following through on those commitments...NDP health critic Libby Davies is encouraged by gains highlighted in the report, but says the Conservatives have dropped the ball on pharmacare. “The glaring issue is the lack of leadership and participation of the federal government,” she said.