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Premiers united in opposition to Conservatives' 'unilateral' health care decision

Premiers say they will band together to get the federal government back at the health care table, but will Ottawa budge from its increasingly tough stance?

Canada's health care: premiers gather in Victoria to discuss system's future

What does the future hold for health care? With Canada's health accord expiring in 2014, the country's premiers are meeting to discuss plans for medicare. VO is live-blogging from the meetings.

Tim Hortons emergency care and the nursing home connection

Two popular Canadian institutions, Tim Hortons and universal health care, recently had an awkward partnership. On February 28, doctors at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster were forced to...