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Alberta premier supports increased health transfers—and more reliance on Ottawa

Research has repeatedly shown that money isn’t the problem—the problem is the value we get for our money.

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With rumoured spending cuts in the upcoming federal budget, look for the Conservatives to play up one area of spending they’ve committed to increasing: health care transfers to the provinces. Last December, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced a new 10-year plan for health care transfers that will see transfers increase by six per cent for the next five years and thereafter by the rate of economic growth until 2024.