Akeeagok calls meeting with PM crucial for future of health care – Nunatsiaq News

Feb 1, 2023

Premiers to meet with Prime Minister Trudeau to discuss health transfer deal; Nunavut premier says he is optimistic

The meeting between Canada’s premiers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Feb. 7 will be crucial to a potential future agreement on health-care transfers, says Premier P.J. Akeeagok.

“But I’m coming into it very optimistic,” he said Tuesday in an interview with Nunatsiaq News.

The premiers said in a joint news release Monday they expect the federal government to increase its share of funding under the Canada Health Transfer to 35 per cent from 22 per cent, meaning its health transfer would rise by about $28 billion from the current $45 billion.

The Canada Health Transfer is the largest transfer of funding from the federal government to the provinces and territories, with the purpose of supporting stable health-care.

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