And then there was one.
Manitoba is now the only province not to sign a new health care funding deal with the federal government.
Ontario, Alberta and Quebec have all put their signature on the dotted line.
Federal Health Minister confirmed the agreements in the House of Commons on Friday.
Manitoba has been negotiating and the premier sent a letter to the prime minister earlier this month. Brian Pallister was looking for an extra $6 million over 10 years to combat kidney disease before signing on.
It’s not known if we are close to deal. 680 CJOB has asked for comment from the provincial health minister and Pallister.
Last year, all of the provinces and territories scoffed at Ottawa’s offer of $11 billion over 10 years for home care and mental health, as well as $544 million over five years for prescription drug and innovation initiatives.
Since then every province, except Manitoba, have caved and signed deals.
Today’s announcement comes on the heels of an arrangement last month with BC that included $1.4 billion in health funding over a 10 year period.
More to come.
– With files from The Canadian Press