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Nova Scotia’s government says it will spend “tens of millions” to fix emergency department woes. Will it work?

The province has unveiled a spate of changes, but critics say there are more gaps to fill.

By Martin Bauman

Nova Scotia’s health minister stopped short of describing the province’s latest health spending announcement as a “blank cheque,” but that might as well have been the message Wednesday as premier Tim Houston’s government shared its latest plans to “go like hell” in addressing a health-care system sorely in need of mending. On Jan. 18, health minister Michelle Thompson and Nova Scotia Health CEO Karen Oldfield unveiled a laundry list of changes to how the province aims to improve the functioning of emergency health care across the province...

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