Sean Kilpatrick The Canadian Press Premiers discussed virtually on Monday, nearly a week after Trudeau provided provinces and territories with $46 billion in addition to planned federal health transfers over the next 10 years.
Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson says the premiers have agreed to accept the health care funding deal offered to them by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, though they say that it is much less than they asked for.
Ms. Stefanson is the current president and spokesperson for the association of prime ministers known as the Council of the Federation.< /p>
Premiers discussed virtually Monday, nearly a week after Trudeau offered provinces and territories $46 billion in addition to planned federal health transfers over the next 10 years .
The offer fell well short of the premiers' demand that Ottawa increase its share of health care spending from 22% to 35%.
Ms. Stefanson argues that the proposal amounts to an increase of about two percentage points.
Still, e He says the provinces will accept the new funds while continuing to work with Ottawa on a long-term plan to ensure the sustainability of Canada's valuable health care systems.
Further details will follow