Executive Council
July 18, 2017

Premier Ball Attending National Meeting of Premiers in Edmonton

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, is in Edmonton, Alberta, where he is joining Canada’s premiers to discuss a series of issues of national importance. The premiers will meet today (Tuesday, July 18) and tomorrow.

At the meetings, premiers will discuss a number of economic and social topics including Canada-United States relations, global trade and infrastructure, as well as such issues as criminal justice reform, opioids and the legalization of cannabis.

In addition to these issues, Premier Ball will be raising a number of topics that are important to Newfoundland and Labrador. They include:

  • The economy and job creation;
  • Opportunities for investment in infrastructure and skills training; and
  • Continued collaboration on energy issues, including developing clean, renewable energy and an effective environmental review processes.

The Council of the Federation comprises all 13 provincial and territorial premiers. It enables premiers to work collaboratively, form closer ties, foster constructive relationships among governments, and show leadership on important issues that matter to Canadians.

The closing news conference will be live-streamed at 1:30 p.m. (MST), July 19, on YourAlberta YouTube channel. Visit www.youtube.com/user/YourAlberta external link  to view the livestream.

“These meetings are a good opportunity for premiers to discuss common issues and identify ways that we could collaborate to address them. Together, as well as in partnership with the Federal Government, we can get the best possible outcomes for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and all Canadians.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Media contact
Michelle Cannizzaro
Office of the Premier

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