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Quebec more 'distraction' than help on health group: Saskatchewan premier

Premier Brad Wall talks to media after in Saskatoon, Sask., Tuesday, October 16, 2012. Wall says it's not surprising that Quebec has pulled out of a health-care working group set up by all the premiers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
February 05, 2013 - 9:11 AM

REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says it's not surprising that Quebec has pulled out of a health-care working group set up by all the premiers.

Wall, who co-chairs the group, says in an email to The Canadian Press that Quebec has been — quote — "more of a distraction at this table than a constructive partner."

The working group was established in January 2012 to look at better ways to meet new challenges in health care.

Wall says it has been making significant progress without a lot of input from Quebec and that won't change.

Last month, Wall announced the provinces would bulk buy six widely used generic drugs to save money, but Quebec did not join in.

Quebec says it intends to concentrate on its own priorities.

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