Federal, Ontario and Atlantic Canadian governments reach agreement on health-care funding – CBC

Provinces will receive more than $46 billion over ten years

Feb 23, 2023

Ontario and all Atlantic provinces have reached agreements-in-principle on the health-care funding offer made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government at the first ministers’ meeting in Ottawa earlier this month.

At a town hall at Dalhousie University in Halifax on Thursday afternoon, Trudeau confirmed that Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick have reached agreements-in-principle with Ottawa.

At the first ministers’ meeting, premiers agreed to accept the federal government’s offer of more than $46 billion in new health-care money for the provinces and territories over the next ten years. The funding boost will see the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) increase by five per cent annually and will target other specific areas of the health system.

The federal government said that $25 billion of that new money will be targeted at improving four priority areas: family health services, health workers and backlogs, mental health and substance use and a “modernized health system.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/health-care-funding-deal-ontario-pei-federal-1.6757556

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