Canada’s Premiers to discuss economic growth, trade, health care as New Brunswick hosts Summer Meeting of Canada’s Premiers in Saint Andrews

July 17, 2018 – Canada’s Premiers will meet July 18-20 at the Algonquin Resort in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick.

“It is an honour to welcome my colleagues, Canada’s Premiers, to Saint Andrews, one of Canada’s most scenic communities,” said New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, who assumes the chair of the Council of the Federation at the summer meeting. “These meetings allow us to work together to grow the Canadian economy, address key social priorities, and improve health care for all Canadians.”

On July 19, Premiers’ discussions will focus on Canada-U.S. relations, trade and economic growth. Premiers will also discuss the state of the federation and share information on cannabis implementation and enforcement.

“To create future job growth in Canada, we need to work together to improve internal trade in our country, to strengthen trade with the U.S., and to diversify our export markets,” said Gallant.

On July 20, Premiers will talk about a range of issues related to health, including pharmacare, health procurement and continued collaboration regarding the opioid crisis.

“We are all facing health care challenges, therefore, we can work together in finding common solutions on how to improve health care services in our respective provinces and territories,” said Gallant.

A closing news conference is planned for the afternoon of July 20.

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.

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Media enquiries may be directed to:

Jean-Francois Pelletier
Communications, Government of New Brunswick
Cell: (506) 451-5319