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Health deal finally struck between BC and the federal government.

Federal health minister Jane Philpott delivered the news this morning alongside BC health minister Terry Lake.

"Under the agreement we've reached with British Columbia over the next decade in addition to a growing Canada health transfer, the federal government will provide British Columbia with more than $1.4 billion dollars in health care investments."

Philpott says $786 million of those funds will go towards better home care and $655 million towards mental health initiatives.

With better home care, she says it will alleviate overcrowding problems at hospitals.

Up until now, Lake had repeatedly said the province would not negotiate a separate deal with the federal government after talks between the provinces, territories and Ottawa broke down in December.

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