Majority of Canadians support private options for health care, poll shows – National

As some provinces turn to the private sector to address pressures in the health-care system, a new poll suggests more Canadians than ever are open to the idea of ​​private delivery of health care. The Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News between Jan. 19 and Jan. 23, 2023 found 59 per cent of the … Read more

Side deals on health funding may be reached alongside national agreement: B.C. premier

Prime Ministers have expressed optimism about striking an improved national health funding deal with the federal government, ahead of next week’s meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. British Columbia Prime Minister David Eby said in Ottawa Wednesday that he believed the federal government would present the provinces and territories with details of a health transfer … Read more

Premiers ‘expect’ feds to up share of health-care costs to 35% as Trudeau meeting nears – National

Canada’s 13 prime ministers say they “expect” to get a commitment from Ottawa to increase its share of health-care funding to 35 per cent, setting the stage for a possibly contentious first ministers’ meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau next week. The premiers released a joint statement Monday, saying they welcome the Feb. 7 meeting, … Read more

Trudeau to hold health-care funding talks with premiers next month, sources say – National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s premiers will meet in Ottawa next month in a bid to find a new funding deal for health care. Two federal sources granted anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter say Trudeau will announce the meeting this morning. The prime minister and his cabinet are … Read more

Doug Ford reveals how COVID helped his re-election and why he is staying out of the federal leadership race

VICTORIA — Prime Minister Doug Ford doesn’t want to weigh in on the current federal Conservative leadership race — but Canada’s most powerful Tory does have a blueprint for winning elections. After the June 2 campaign that saw his Ontario PC Party boost its seats in the legislature — 83 compared to 76 in the … Read more

When it comes to health care, B.C. premier says Canadians want leaders to ‘sit down like adults’ and figure out funding

VICTORIA — Canadians want federal and provincial leaders to “sit down like adults” and figure out how to properly fund health care instead of sparring over numbers, BC Premier John Horgan says. His comments came after federal Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc disputed a figure put out by the Council of the Federation — the … Read more