Premiers will meet Friday to discuss Trudeau’s health-care offer – CBC

Opposition leader says a Conservative government would keep Trudeau’s health-care deal — and spend more

Feb 08, 2023

Canada’s premiers will meet Friday to discuss the government’s proposed multi-billion-dollar cash injection for the health-care system.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presented premiers with Ottawa’s offer on Tuesday — a plan to flow roughly $46.2 billion in new money to the provinces and territories over 10 years to help prop up a faltering health-care system.

The premiers were non-committal about the plan after seeing the fine print for the first time. They said they’d take time to review Trudeau’s pitch before either accepting the terms or demanding more.

The $46.2 billion price tag is less than what the premiers requested. They wanted Ottawa to spend $28 billion more a year on health care. Ottawa’s offer amounts to a fraction of that.

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