VICTORIA, Jan. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Mindful of both the uncertainty in the
global economy and the economic value of Canada's health systems,
Canada's Premiers committed to working together on fiscal arrangements
to find solutions that will work for the benefit of all Canadians - in
all provinces and territories.
Recognizing that the Canada Health Transfer will move to an equal per
capita cash transfer, Premiers emphasized that the outcome must be
consistent with the constitutional principle that every province and
territory must be able to provide its citizens with reasonably
comparable levels of public services at reasonably comparable levels of
Premiers are working together because they are all committed to the
basic principle that no jurisdiction should be worse off. Canada's
fiscal arrangements should be a win-win for all Canadians regardless of
where they live.
Premier Greg Selinger will lead a working group composed of provincial
and territorial Finance ministers who, as a first step, will assess the
fiscal impact of the current federal fiscal proposals.
SOURCE Council of the Federation
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