Provincial Health Minister Ted Flemming has announced the province's new medicare deal with the New Brunswick Medical Society has been given the thumbs up by doctors.
He says the agreement with the province focuses on improving the healthcare system and increasing its sustainability--and further, the NB Medical Society voted overwhelmingly in favour of the agreement.
There will be an increase in the medicare budget--but Liberal MLA Donald Arsenault says it wasn't so long ago that Flemming was fighting tooth and nail with the doctors. He says Flemming is only increasing the Medicare budget because there's an election coming up.
Arsenault predicts despite the increase, voters will be showing the Conservatives the door in September.