Ontario: The premiers are expected to conclude a health funding deal with the federal government ahead of their meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau next week.

In Ottawa on Wednesday, British Columbia’s Premier David Eby said he believed the federal government would provide the provinces and territories with details of the health transfer agreement, after which a national-level deal would come to an end.

He, however, said he was also ready to hold further talks with regard to BC. These conversations can be about mental health, addiction treatment programs, increasing the number of family doctors and the spread of home care, etc.

Meanwhile, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said that he was hopeful that the provinces would be able to conclude a health care deal with the federal government after a meeting with the PM Trudeau next Tuesday.

Last month, Ford said the provinces would not deal with the federal government separately.

At the same time, premiers and health ministers across the country had demanded the federal government to increase the health care fund from 22 percent to 35 percent.

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