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Health Minister Rona Ambrose speaks in Calgary on Aug. 19, 2013.
Health Minister Rona Ambrose speaks in Calgary on Aug. 19, 2013.
(CHRIS BOLIN FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

Provinces get uneven health-care funding from Ottawa

When is a 6-per-cent increase not a 6-per-cent increase?

That may sound like one of those philosophical “if a tree falls in the forest”-type riddles, but it’s actually a very pertinent question in Canadian health policy circles, and one that provincial finance and health ministers should be asking themselves.