Manitoba laments lack of improved health funding, no debt plan in federal budget – Winnipeg Sun

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Manitoba laments lack of improved health funding, no debt plan in federal budget – Winnipeg Sun

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 202115 Views

Manitoba Finance Minister Scott Fielding was disappointed there was no adjustment to the Canada health transfer agreement in Monday’s Federal Budget.

The budget was the first in two years out of Ottawa and forecasted a $154.7 billion deficit to build off of the $354.2 billion deficit from 2020-21. However, what was not addressed was one of the top priorities of provinces coast-to-coast.

“The premiers made a big point of enhancing the health transfer payments because every province may be different,” he said. “In Manitoba, what we’re struggling with, and I think other provinces are, are wait times. We would like to use unencumbered money to address wait times.”

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