The Guardian reports, "Members of the P.E.I. Health Coalition Thursday gathered to urge the federal government to negotiate a new health accord with provincial and territorial governments. Coalition chairwoman Mary Boyd was joined by fellow members Leo Broderick, vice-chair of the Council of Canadians, Lori MacKay, president of the P.E.I. division of CUPE, Carl Pursey, president of the P.E.I. Federation of Labour, and Mary MacNeil, regional representative of PSAC."
"(They criticized) Stephen Harper's government for refusing to negotiate another accord. Ottawa unilaterally announced in December 2011 a major cut to the Canada Health Transfer of $36 billion over 10 years by lowering the annual escalator from six per cent to three per cent beginning in 2017."