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The Hon. George  Furey, Q.C., B.A., B.A. (Ed.), M.Ed., LL.B. A distinguished educator and lawyer with deep roots in the community, Senator George Furey is one of the leading citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador. He was appointed to the Senate on August 11, 1999, by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien.

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Federal Financial Assistance for Medical Radioisotope Supply

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Statement made on 17 September 2009 by Senator Catherine Callbeck

Hon. Catherine S. Callbeck:

Honourable senators, the honourable leader mentioned hospitals, and some hospitals have had to import medical isotopes to meet the demand. Prices have soared with a shortage of global supply. Many hospitals are already over their budgets, and they are facing still higher deficits, which the provinces will have to cover. The leader talked about cooperating with the provinces. Will the federal government compensate the provinces for the fiscal costs to the health care system caused by the isotope crisis?


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