Ontario: The federal government today said that it has finalised a new health care deal with Ontario to further improve the health infrastructure in the province.
Under this deal, the federal government will receive $8.4 billion in federal health transfers to Ontario over the next 10 years, while now the federal government will give a lump sum of $ 774 million to Ontario.
Ontario Health Minister Sylvia Jones said in a statement, “Our government is investing at a record level in publicly funded systems, and this additional support from the federal government in health care will help us greatly.”
“We look forward to working closely with our federal counterparts,” the statement said.
“We want to ensure that we continue to receive healthcare funding in the same way for generations to come,” it said. Ontario has become the first province to strike a new deal with the Liberals led by Trudeau.
Ottawa’s offer was formally accepted by Canada’s premiers earlier this month as additional funding.
The federal government had offered to provide $46 billion in new funds through Canada Health Transfer and invest $200 billion over the next 10 years.