Quebec reaches deal with federal government to increase health transfers by $900M

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Ottawa and Quebec have reached an agreement in principle on increasing the Canada Health Transfer to the province by $900 million, Radio-Canada has learned.

The agreement in principle was reached during a meeting between Premier François Legault and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Montreal on Friday, Radio-Canada reports.

Quebec was the last province not to have concluded an agreement with the federal government. The Trudeau government had set a deadline of March 31.

Radio-Canada has learned that, in the agreement in principle, there will be no accountability or conditions imposed on Quebec on the use of the funding, which had been a sticking point in talks between the

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