Health Deals

The federal health minister says she’s willing to talk to more provinces about health-care funding, after three of them reached separate agreements with Ottawa.

Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador have joined New Brunswick in negotiating bilateral deals with the feds.

The arrangements have chipped away at the once-united opposition to Ottawa’s funding proposal, which includes targeted money for home care and mental health.

Jane Philpott says federal officials are still working the phones to negotiate with the remaining provinces.