A new electronic health prescription service is being set up across Atlantic Canada. The federal government says it’s spending as much as 70 million dollars to create the system — a move it says will modernize the management of health information and allow patients to access their own data.
The plans for the new service were announced in Summerside Tuesday after a meeting of the four Atlantic premiers and some federal cabinet ministers.
Immigration was also a focus of that meting on ways to grow the Atlantic economy. A growing number of companies are taking part in the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, and more space is needed to ensure that they have the labour and skills required. So, after the meeting, Federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen announced that he has approved an additional 500 skilled workers and their families to apply under the Pilot for 2018.