The Canadian Press

1999-02-16 | Budget-Health

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Finance Minister Paul Martin announced on Feb. 16 that his budget would give the provinces a big increase in health-care dollars. Health transfers to the provinces were to be boosted by two-billion dollars annually in the coming year, and 2.5-billion by 2002. He said that would restore federal health funding to the levels of 1993, before the Liberals took power.

Date: 1999-02-16
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 22 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << today we are announcing a significant increase in transfers to the provinces to support healthcare and a number of other initiatives which strengthen the federal government's contribution to Canada's health system over the next five years we will invest an additional eleven point five billion >>

Clip ID: 19990216CPCN002