Premiers' Meeting to Focus on Labour Mobility and Climate Change

    QUEBEC CITY, July 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Premiers from all 13 Canadian
provinces and territories will be in Québec City from July 16 to 18 for the
2008 Council of the Federation summer meeting.
    On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Québec City, Premiers will
meet at the legendary Fairmont Chateau Frontenac Hotel. Discussions will focus
on labour market and trade issues, as well as Premiers' on-going commitment to
addressing climate change.
    "Québec is very pleased, on this joyous occasion of the 400th anniversary
of the founding of Québec City, to be assuming the role of Chair of the
Council of the Federation and to be hosting all Premiers in this historic
city. During this meeting, we will have the opportunity to discuss many issues
that impact on the quality of life of our citizens, namely the environment and
labour mobility," said Jean Charest, Premier of Québec and incoming Chair of
the Council of the Federation.
    A closing news conference is planned to take place early in the afternoon
on Friday, July 18, at which time Premiers will report on their discussions.

    The Council of the Federation was formed in 2003 and comprises all
13 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 government.

For further information:

For further information: Media enquiries may be directed to: Hugo
D'Amours, Press Secretary, Office of the Premier of Québec, (418) 643-5321,; Catherine Poulin, Media Relations, COF Summer
Meeting, (418) 528-7401,; Loretta O'Connor,
Council of the Federation, Secretariat, (613) 563-4066,

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