Ted Flemming defends spending freeze in health system Canada Health Transfer will add $35M annually to New Brunswick’s health budget

Health Minister Ted Flemming is defending the spending freeze in his department’s budget this year despite a $35-million infusion of federal transfer payments earmarked for the health-care system.

The Alward government announced it is freezing spending in the Department of Health even though the Canada Health Transfer is jumping by six per cent, or roughly $35 million, this year.

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