OTTAWA, March 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's public healthcare system is a source of pride. The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are committed to ensuring it is there to meet the needs of Canadians.
Today, the federal government and the Government of Quebec agreed to new targeted federal funding over 10 years for investments in home care and mental health care.
Over the next 10 years, the federal government will provide Quebec with an additional $2.52 billion in funds targeted to support initiatives in home care and mental health.
The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec will discuss indicators and mechanisms for reporting to citizens that reflect the principle of asymmetrical federalism as recognized in 2004.
"I am pleased that Quebec has agreed to join with the Government of Canada in a new Health Accord. By working together, we will continue to improve the quality and accessibility of mental health services and home care for Quebecers."
The Honourable Jane Philpott
Minister of Health
SOURCE Health Canada
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