New Liberal health minister plans to engage with provinces, territories next week

OTTAWA — Canada’s new health minister Jane Philpott says she plans to engage with provincial and territorial counterparts as soon as next week as the Liberals set the wheels in motion to establish a new health accord.

In an interview, Philpott said the government perceives the agreement to be a high priority because executing other aspects of the Grit platform will depend on developing a strong relationship with the provinces and territories.

The 54-year-old physician also said she will attend a health ministers meeting scheduled for January.

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