Trudeau agrees to talk health care with premiers after Friday’s climate meeting
Justin Trudeau to discuss health care with premiers
CBC News Posted: Dec 05, 2016 5:35 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 05, 2016 5:35 PM ET
CBC News has learned the premiers and territorial leaders will be invited to talk health care at a working dinner hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Friday night in Ottawa.
The dinner will follow an all-day meeting between the premiers, the prime minister and Indigenous leaders, where the focus will be on finalizing a plan to combat climate change.
News of the working dinner represents a victory of sorts for the premiers, who want more money for health care from the federal government as they deal with the demands of an aging population.
The premiers sent a letter to Trudeau in September, asking him for a commitment to meet on health care before the climate meeting — or to put off changes to the federal government’s annual health transfer to provinces for another year.
In a reply to the provinces, Trudeau remained non-committal.
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