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News Release - Manitoba

December 9, 2016

Statement of Premier Brian Pallister on Conclusion of First Ministers Meeting

Manitoba is Canada's greenest province and we have been, and remain, consistent in our commitment to addressing climate change.

Our government continues to develop our Made in Manitoba plan, which will reflect our specific environmental circumstances and meet our province's economic needs.  We will continue to punch above our weight on addressing climate change.

However, Manitoba has been equally clear on our desire to seek meaningful progress on a partnership with the federal government on sustainable, long-term health-care funding.

The provinces have been calling for a dedicated first ministers meeting on health-care funding since the last federal election.  We are finally having a preliminary meeting tonight to at least begin that dialogue.

We remain hopeful that the same kind of focused commitment we saw today on addressing climate change at the first ministers' table will be evident in our discussions on health.  We will wait and see.

Our answer therefore remains – not yet.

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