Prince Edward Island Hosts 55th Annual Premiers' Conference

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, Aug. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's Premiers are meeting for the 55th Annual Premiers' Conference at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel in Charlottetown on August 28 and 29.  

Premiers will discuss issues impacting Canada's competitiveness, including facilitating internal trade and improving access to international markets. They will also consider challenges related to aging, ways to ensure Canada's work force is well equipped for the future, and Canada's fiscal arrangements.  

A news conference is scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, August 29 where the outcomes of the meeting will be shared.

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"I am honoured to be hosting Canada's Premiers in historic Charlottetown during the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference," said Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz, who assumes the chair of the Council of the Federation at the meeting.  "It is here that our forefathers began the discussion that led to the creation of Canada.  In this same spirit, Premiers will continue the process of building this country and address issues that matter most to Canadians.  Our continued collaboration will strengthen our ties for the betterment of our country, now and in the future."

Background Information

The Council of the Federation was established at a meeting in Charlottetown in 2003. It is made up of all 13 of Canada's Premiers. It enables Premiers to work collaboratively, form closer ties, foster constructive relationships between governments, and show leadership on important issues that matter to Canadians.

Associated Link

http://www.canadaspremiers.ca

SOURCE Council of the Federation

For further information: Guy Gallant, Office of the Premier, Prince Edward Island, (902) 368-4400, grgallant@gov.pe.ca