Executive Council
August 8, 2007

Media Advisory: Premier to Attend Council of the Federation Meetings

The Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will attend the annual Summer Meeting of the Council of the Federation August 8 � 10 in Moncton, New Brunswick.

The focus of this year�s meeting will be energy and climate change and Premier Williams looks forward to productive discussions.

"For the past 12 months, I had the privilege of chairing the Council of the Federation and I was pleased with the progress we made as premiers, particularly on the Energy Strategy," said Premier Williams. "I was also chair of the COF Energy Committee and I look forward to presenting the Energy Strategy document to my colleagues at this meeting. A great deal of work has gone into this strategy over the past year by all provinces and territories and I look forward to its release. Of course, I will also take the opportunity to promote Newfoundland and Labrador�s potential for clean and renewable energy."

Two days of discussions will take place at the Delta Beaus�jour Hotel with a concluding news conference scheduled for August 10, 2007.

The Council of the Federation comprises all 13 provincial and territorial premiers. The council enables premiers to work collaboratively to strengthen the Canadian federation by fostering a constructive relationship among the provinces and territories, and with the federal government.


Media contact:

Elizabeth Matthews
Director of Communications
Office of the Premier
709-729-3960, 351-1227

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