Territorial Health System Sustainability Initiative (THSSI) Extended

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was joined by Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor), Floyd K. Roland, Premier of the Northwest Territories, Eva Aariak, Premier of Nunavut, and Darrel Pasloski, Premier of Yukon, when a two year extension on the Territorial Health System Sustainability Initiative (THSSI) was announced. Northerners face many challenges when it comes to healthcare, including costs to obtain medicine, the availability of medical professionals, costly equipment, and higher prevalences for some diseases.

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