April 19, 1972 (28th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

John Carr Munro (Minister of Amateur Sport; Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. Munro:

No, Mr. Speaker. We are not prepared to consider that, although I do not agree with the premise of the hon. member's question; if I understood him correctly, he said that this formula would cast a greater share on the provinces in terms of health expenditures. The whole formula was based on the federal and provincial governments coming to some agreement jointly with regard to controlling the rate of escalation based on an agreement that it be controlled, and it was on this basis this formula was offered.

Topic:   MEDICARE AND HOSPITALIZATION-ACCEPTANCE OF NEW GOVERNMENT COST-SHARING FORMULA BY PROVINCES
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