Canada Global (Web News) The ongoing negotiations between the federal and provincial governments regarding the future of health care in Canada have reached a deadlock.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has also signaled with his latest comments that he won’t budge this time.
Trudeau said this time he won’t let health care reform derail.
On the other hand, provincial chief ministers are demanding more funds from the federal government to improve their ailing health systems.
Trudeau said that there is no doubt that this is a huge problem, but every time the federal government releases funds, the problem is solved. Can’t wait to see it resolved.
That too when the problem is still not fixed. But the time has come to reform the system.
Hospitals across the country are overcrowded due to the outbreak of respiratory diseases among children, while there is a shortage of staff to treat children and other patients.
After the epidemic, there was a demand to talk to the Prime Minister about the demand for increase in long-term and other funds from the provinces.
At first, Trudeau asked provinces to wait until the pandemic was over for the fund,but later released a $2 billion lump sum during the Omicron wave, dedicated to the task. Trudeau now says the system needs to be improved before releasing more funds.
He also said that no more funds will be released until the province promises change.