Premier Ball Attends COF Meeting in Edmonton
Premier Dwight Ball joined Canada’s premiers in Edmonton, Alberta to discuss a series of issues of national importance.
At the meetings, premiers discussed 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 raised 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.
“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.”
Premier Dwight Ball
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