Trudeau, Premiers to Meet in February to Move Health Care Talks Along

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has invited the premiers to join him in Ottawa for a health-care meeting on Feb. 7.
The prime minister announced the planned meeting during a news conference this morning, as Ottawa and the provinces try to hammer out a new funding deal for health care.
The prime minister and his cabinet are on the third and final day of a retreat in Hamilton ahead of the return of Parliament next week.
Ongoing negotiations towards a new health-care funding pact have been front and centre throughout the retreat.
Two sources granted anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter said the planned meeting is not intended to finalize a new pact but rather to solidify the steps needed to reach such a deal….

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