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Dr. Jane Philpott, the federal Health Minister, is earnest. You can imagine the family doctor providing steady, optimistic compassion to suffering patients under the worst conditions. As a young MD in Niger, she no doubt did. On Thursday, when she gave a speech about a new federal-provincial health accord, it was an optimistic call to look beyond budget challenges to transform the system with home care, mental-health care and innovation.

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