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Trudeau will host a first ministers' meeting in Ottawa on Feb. 7

Ottawa: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will host a first ministers' meeting in Ottawa on Feb. 7 as...

👤 Srimathi Sridharan26 Jan 2023 6:24 AM GMT
Trudeau will host a first ministers meeting in Ottawa on Feb. 7
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Ottawa: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will host a first ministers' meeting in Ottawa on Feb. 7 as his government looks to finalize a deal on health-care funding with the provinces, according to sources who spoke to CBC News.

The two sides have been in protracted negotiations over an increase to the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) for months.

The premiers have been demanding a face-to-face meeting with Trudeau to press him for a multi-billion dollar increase to the funding. The federal government has said Trudeau would not meet with his provincial counterparts until officials had negotiated some of the finer points of a deal.