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N.S outlines autism plan

HALIFAX—An additional 30-40 pre-school children with autism spectrum disorder in Nova Scotia will receive treatment each year as a result of $3.6 million being included in the provincial budget.

A total of 180 children will be receiving treatment under the Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention treatment program.

First Nations’ health system flawed: doctor

OTTAWA—The system used to deliver medical services to First Nations introduces unnecessary barriers to care and often prevents doctors from doing their jobs, an Ontario physician bluntly told a parliamentary committee yesterday.

Dr. Michael Kirlew, a doctor based in Sioux Lookout, Ont., urged the federal government to take “drastic change” to save lives.