It's far less than expected, but premiers across the country have agreed to accept a health-care funding deal offered by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Earlier this week, the premiers, including Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson, met virtually to discuss the funds which include $46 billion on top of the federal health transfers over ten years. 

Premier Heather Stefanson says that Manitoba is expected to receive around $194 million in 2023-24, an amount she says is too small to make any significant changes. 

The funds received will be used for surgical and diagnostic backlogs, health human resources, long-term care, home care, and mental health and addiction services.

Stefanson is expected to sit down with federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos before the end of the week to start negotiating bilateral funding agreements, a separate funding stream. 


With some files from The Canadian Press.