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Updated: 8th January 2019 16:26

Group questions how province pays for health care

A new report from the University of Calgary indicates the provinces are being less than open about where the money comes from to pay for health care.

Report says provinces turning to intergovernmental grants, investment income and borrowing as alternatives to taxing Canadians

A new report from the University of Calgary indicates the provinces are being less than open about where the money comes from to pay for health care.

Author Ron Kneebone -- of the School of Public Policy at the U of C -- says provinces are turning to intergovernmental grants, investment income and borrowing as alternatives to simply taxing Canadians.

He said that creates a "fiscal illusion" and disguises the fact the provinces are spending two to five times more than they project.

Kneebone said governments should rely more on provincial taxes to cover costs.

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