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Feds, Ontario announce $3.1 billion health care agreement

Ontario is the fifth province to sign an agreement, following B.C., P.E.I., Alberta, and Nova Scotia, none of which received more than $1.2 billion through their respective agreements.

Published Feb 9, 2024 at 6:04pm

Davis Legree
Barbara Patrocinio
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Davis Legree
Barbara Patrocinio
Feds, Ontario announce $3.1 billion health care agreement
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford attend an announcement at Seneca College, in King City, Ont., Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

The federal government announced a $3.1 billion agreement with Ontario on Friday to improve health care in the province.

The announcement comes after the feds earmarked $196 billion (including $46 billion in new funding) last year for the provinces’ health care systems over the next decade with $25 billion to be doled out through bilateral agreements with each province and territory.

Ontario is the fifth province to sign an agreement, following B.C., P.E.I., Alberta, and Nova Scotia, none of which received more than $1.2 billion through their respective agreements.

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