They want a meeting with Trudeau before the end of the year!
Just days after the election results rolled in, Canada's premiers got together and made demands of Justin Trudeau now that he's the re-elected prime minister.
The premiers, including Doug Ford and Jason Kenney, met by teleconference on September 23, where they congratulated Trudeau on his re-election and called on him to engage in a constructive dialogue with them soon about health care.
The provincial and territorial leaders urged Trudeau to hold a meeting with them about "long-term, unconditional health funding" before he does a throne speech and by the end of 2021. The leaders want a resolution to what they call a funding shortfall for health care systems because there is no "true federal funding partner."
B.C. Premier John Horgan said that the premiers are ready to work together just like Canadians expect, but they need a federal partner.
Before this, Ford congratulated Trudeau on his own but also put pressure on the PM, promising to make sure he follows through on promises made to Ontarians.
"I'm going to work with him collaboratively, in a good way, not in a bad way," the premier said. "But my number one priority over anything is protecting the people of Ontario, making sure their interests come first."
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