OTTAWA, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Premiers from nine provinces and
territories will participate in a Council of the Federation mission to
China from September 10 to 20, 2012.
The Premiers of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia,
Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Northwest Territories and
Yukon will lead a delegation of 110 business and institutional
leaders. Senior government representatives and business leaders from
Newfoundland and Labrador will also participate in the mission.
China is the world's second-largest economy and represents a
fast-growing segment of Canada's global trading market. Working
together to expand trade and further develop relations with China is an
important priority of Canada's Premiers.
"We intend to use this mission to secure trade and investment
opportunities in key sectors of importance to provinces and territories
and to promote Canada's gateways and corridors, natural resources, and
educational excellence," said Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, Chair
of the Council of the Federation.
The mission will include stops in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong and
representation at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin.
This will be the Council of the Federation's second mission to China;
the first one took place in 2008.
The Council of the Federation comprises all thirteen provincial and
territorial Premiers. It enables Premiers to work collaboratively to
strengthen the Canadian federation by fostering a constructive
relationship among the provinces and territories and with the federal
SOURCE: Council of the Federation
For further information:
Office of the Premier of Nova Scotia
Lindsay de Leeuw
Council of the Federation Secretariat