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B.C. signing health-care deal with federal government, including money for opioid crisis

British Columbia is signing on to the health-care deal with the federal government, CBC News has learned.

The deal, which will be announced at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT) today, allows B.C. to receive its share of new federal funding for home care and mental health.

The federal government will also provide additional funding to the province to assist with the opioid crisis, according to sources familiar with the agreement who spoke to CBC News on condition of anonymity.

The agreement with B.C. leaves four provinces outside of the deal offered by the federal government: Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and Alberta.

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Article source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/bc-federal-health-funding-deal-1.3987944?cmp=rss