Premiers accept federal health-care funding proposal – CBC

Ottawa proposed an injection of $46.2B in additional funds over the next decade

Feb 13, 2023

Canada’s premiers have accepted Ottawa’s proposal to inject billions of dollars into provincial health-care systems.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Canada’s premiers last week to pitch a plan to send roughly $46.2 billion in new money to the provinces and territories over 10 years to help prop up a faltering health-care system.

Premiers met Monday to discuss the proposal. Ottawa will now hold bilateral meetings with individual provinces to finalize funding agreements.

Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson — the current head of the Council of the Federation, the group that represents the premiers — told CBC News Network’s Power & Politics that the premiers were “united” in their decision to accept Ottawa’s proposal.

But Stefanson cautioned that the cash injection is not a long-term fix.

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