THE NEWSPAPER | Quebec will sign an agreement on federal health transfers, although the demands of Prime Minister François Legault are far from being met, reports The Canadian Press.
The letter signed by the Ministers of Finance and Health and the Minister responsible for Canadian Relations and the Canadian Francophonie was announced yesterday to the federal government.
“As indicated by the Premier of Quebec and repeated in our meeting, the federal funding offered is well below what Quebecers are entitled to expect,” wrote Ministers Eric Girard, Christian Dubé and Jean-Francois Roberge, still according to the Canadian Press.
They reiterated their government’s intention to use the funds for healthy resources “without conditions” imposed by the federal government.
The need to meet the needs of the health system is also felt and “this is why Quebec intends to use its part of the federal funding proposed next February 7”, indicates one of the excerpts from the letter obtained by the Canadians. Press.
The provinces have been working together for months to get Ottawa to increase federal funding for health care from 22% to 35%.
The provinces resigned
However, provincial officials had given up on the end of inadmissibility and in turn resigned to sign bilateral agreements with the Trudeau government.
The Canadian prime minister had indicated on Wednesday that Quebec wanted to sign the agreement shortly.
“We have now reached an agreement with nine provinces and we plan to announce agreements very soon with the last three territories,” he said in a brief briefing in British Columbia.
At the end of the evening yesterday, the office of Prime Minister Legault had not confirmed his agenda in this document.
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