Premiers to meet on Friday to discuss federal healthcare funding deal
by The Canadian Parvasi
After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proposed the much-awaited 10-year healthcare plan of the federal government with an increased $46.2 billion in new healthcare spending on Tuesday, the premiers appeared “disappointed” with the proposal, as stated by Manitoba Premier and the Head of the Council of the Federation Heather Stefanson.
All 13 premiers of Canadian Provinces and Terriroties are now scheduled to meet on Friday to discuss the proposed increase in funding and possibly decide whether to accept the deal.
“It’s significantly less than what we’re looking for…We just received that proposal today…We’ve only had it for a couple of hours”, Stefanson has previously stated about the proposal, adding that the provinces would take time to examine the proposal before passing a judgement about the same.
Echoing similar sentiments, Ontario Premier Doug Ford stated, “It’s a down payment on further discussions.”