Ontario: Premier Doug Ford said the federal government’s $46 billion new funding for health care is just the beginning and should be considered a ‘down payment on future discussions’.
Ford made the remarks during a joint conference with other premiers on Tuesday afternoon.
Hours earlier, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had pledged to fund provinces and territories. Trudeau has offered to provide $196 billion to provinces and territories over the next ten years.
Trudeau has offered to provide $196 billion to provinces and territories over the next ten years. With this, these provinces and territories will be able to get help in collecting health care data and keeping digital records.
The federal government has decided to invest only $46 billion in new funds.
Ontario will receive $8.4 billion over the next ten years from this amount under the revised bilateral agreement, according to information provided by Ford’s office.
At the same time, Ontario will receive $ 776 million for emergency improvements in health care in the form of Canada Health Transfer.