By Dave Baxter Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Indigenous leaders in Manitoba are asking that the province invest more in health care as a lack of investment will continue to negatively and disproportionately affect First Nations people in this province. “Manitoba Health has chronically underfunded First Nations in Manitoba, especially those living in northern and remote locations of the province,” Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) Grand Chief Cathy Merrick said in a media release. Merrick’s comments come in reaction to the news that the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has released data that projects Manitoba will have the third lowest healthcare spending per person in the country. CIHI, a national health care data institute, is now projecting that Manitoba will spend $8,414 per person on health care, a number
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