“Tom Mulcair Announces $1.8 Billion Health Care Plan For Seniors” (The Huffington Post Canada)

Tom Mulcair, leader of Canada?s main opposition New Democratic Party, speaks during an interview in New York, U.S., on Thursday, March 14, 2013. During a visit to Washington this week Mulcair told U.S. lawmakers and executives that he opposes the Keystone XL oil pipeline, according to the Edmonton Journal. Photographer: Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Canadian Press:

Tom Mulcair started another week of his campaign by making a health-care announcement in a key election battleground, where he said the NDP would spend $1.8 billion over four years to help provinces improve care for seniors.

At a Sunday event in Vancouver, Mulcair said the funding is designed to expand home care for 41,000 seniors, create 5,000 more nursing beds and improve palliative care services.

The NDP says it would work closely with the provinces to roll out the plan to respect their role in health-care delivery and target resources to areas identified at the provincial level.

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