June 6-8, 2017

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver, as Chair of the Council of the Federation, led a joint mission of Canada’s Premiers to Washington, D.C. from June 6-8, 2017. The aim of the visit was to build and enhance relations with key American political leaders and to underscore Canadian contributions to American security and prosperity.

Joining him on the mission was Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball, and Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod.

This was the fifth international mission of Canada’s Premiers. A previous mission to Washington, D.C. was undertaken in 2010.

Premier Sandy Silver, Yukon – Chair
Premier Kathleen Wynne, Ontario
Premier Stephen McNeil, Nova Scotia
Premier Brian Gallant, New Brunswick
Premier Brian Pallister, Manitoba
Premier Wade MacLauchlan, Prince Edward Island
Premier Dwight Ball, Newfoundland and Labrador
Premier Bob McLeod, Northwest Territories

Working together to expand trade and further develop international relations is an important priority of Canada’s Premiers. Given that provinces and territories are an integral part of Canada’s presence, activities and public image on the global stage, Premiers advance Canada’s trade and global interests through their international activities, including through Council of the Federation missions abroad.