Ontario: Ontario Premier Doug Ford said on Thursday that his talks with two federal ministers regarding health care funding were “very positive”. But he said there was still a little more work to be done.

Ford and Ontario Health Minister Sylvia Jones held an hour-long meeting with Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc and Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos in the Provincial Assembly. Ahead of the meeting, Ford said he wanted more funding from the federal government and long-term financial support for home care and long-term care.

After the meeting, Ford said the province and Ottawa share a common goal of improving health care across the country. But he said he also wanted to consult his counterparts across the country before the deal.

Standing outside his office with federal ministers, Ford said their talks were “very constructive”. At the same time, he said that leaving politics aside, all of us premiers should remain united in this matter. We are all working for the betterment of Canadians.

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