MONTREAL – Quebec Premier François Legault says he’s “extra optimistic” about reaching a health-care funding take care of Ottawa after his assembly in the present day with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Legault spoke to reporters after assembly with the prime minister in Montreal, however Trudeau didn’t take questions.
Canada’s premiers are in negotiations with the federal authorities for a brand new funding settlement as pediatric hospitals and emergency rooms throughout the nation buckle beneath extreme pressure.
The Quebec premier says he left the assembly extra assured that the prime minister will maintain a health-care assembly with premiers and improve federal well being transfers to provinces.
Legault says Trudeau has been hesitant to satisfy with premiers with regards to well being care out of concern that the discussions would finish in failure.
Provinces and territories have demanded a rise to the Canada Well being Switch — the primary supply of federal funds to provincial well being techniques — however Trudeau has mentioned that may occur provided that the provinces comply with reform and enhance these techniques.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Dec. 20, 2022.
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