Premier Christy Clark is renewing calls for the formula for healthcare funding to be revised.
The Western Premier’s talks focused on climate action, energy development, and international trade.
Clark adds she wants the federal government to get back to funding at least 25 per cent of health care costs in Canada.
“At one time it was fifty per cent, it’s now down closer to twenty – that’s going to drop even further if the changes that the federal government has currently legislated come into force.”
Clark says the Premiers have agreed to push the feds to increase economic immigration in 2017.
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Alberta wildfire relief also at the top of the discussion
As large parts of Northern Alberta continues to burn, the province’s deputy premier says they are grateful for the help other provinces – including B.C. – have offered.
Clark said yesterday that B.C. social workers can volunteer to help out with the tens of thousands of displaced people who fled the fires, and are now away from the support they otherwise would’ve had from their families and friends.
And Alberta Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman says Albertans know they don’t stand alone …
“We’re really grateful that we’re working on (Memorandum of Understandings) to be able to bring in some some of those specific supports to be able to help us.”
Hoffman was speaking at the close of this year’s Western Premiers’ Conference held in Vancouver.