Canada's premiers wrapped up their meeting with Ontario's Doug Ford saying they are showing that Canadians can stand together, despite regional differences.
The premiers could find agreement on demands for more federal spending on health care, which is run at a provincial level but is partly funded federally.
They reiterated their call for a 5.2 per cent increase in annual health-care transfer payments from the federal government.
Several premiers said that now may not be the right time for a national pharmacare program - a promise the Liberals made during the federal election.
Canada's prime minister meets today for the first time since the federal elections outside Toronto.
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, the current chair of the Council of the Federation, all but stormed out of his sit-down with Trudeau more than two weeks ago, insisting he'd heard nothing that gave him any confidence the Liberals were serious about addressing the concerns of the West.More news: Saudi Aramco IPO secures orders over $38 billion from institutions
Premier Ford joined his fellow Premiers in calling on the federal government to fund the building of critical infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and transit, to get people and goods moving.
"Don't start broadening health care when you can't get it right now", he said.
Numerous premiers have met one-on-one with Trudeau since the election, and the full council is expected to sit down with the prime minister next year.
Saskatchewan's Scott Moe and Alberta's Jason Kenney are expected to call for changes to the equalization formula, but there's unlikely to be consensus on that around the table.
Funding under the stabilization program is now made available to any province whose annual non-resource revenues decline by more than five per cent.
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"Whatever the commitment is, it has to be long-term, it has to be the responsibility of the federal government, but I do believe that no matter where I go, Canadians want to entertain and want us to explore the options around a national pharmacare program", he said.
Moe said the request represented a moment of unity in the Canadian federation. Though equalization still needs revising, he said, the shorter-term fiscal stabilization program is a faster thing to fix.
In a joint message, the premiers asked that the government make the Fiscal Stabilization Program "more responsive to economic circumstances and downturns in resource sectors" and suggested changes including the removal of a per capita cap of $60 and retroactive payments to cover the last five years of volatile crude prices. Higgs wishes to dispute softwood lumber.
But Ford said on Sunday he was confident that the prime ministers could find some areas of consensus.
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