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Premiers say Ottawa not paying fair share of health care costs as Council of Federation wraps up

A small group of health care supporters gather as premiers meet on the second day of the summer meeting of the Canada’s Premiers at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad HipolitoCHAD HIPOLITO/The Canadian Press

A gathering of Canada’s premiers centred on health care funding has concluded with no resolution, only traded jabs between provinces and Ottawa over hypothetical, conditional investments.

At Tuesday’s Council of the Federation meeting, the provincial and territorial leaders accused the federal government of not paying its fair share of health care costs, creating a national crisis in the sector that has been characterized by growing wait times, crowded hospitals and shuttered emergency departments.

Meanwhile, Ottawa has countered that it would only increase its share of funding if jurisdictions maintained and increased their…

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