September 10-20, 2012 – Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong

Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter led the 2012 Council of the Federation Mission to China, which focused on further developing relationships with one of Canada’s fastest-growing trade partners. The mission included stops in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, as well as representation at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin. It was the Council of the Federation’s second mission to China, the first being the 2008 Mission to China.


Premier Darrell Dexter, Nova Scotia – Chair
Premier David Alward, New Brunswick
Premier Greg Selinger, Manitoba
Premier Christy Clark, British Columbia
Premier Robert Ghiz, Prince Edward Island
Premier Brad Wall, Saskatchewan
Premier Alison Redford, Alberta
Premier Bob McLeod, Northwest Territories
Premier Darrell Pasloski, Yukon

A delegation of 110 business and institutional leaders also participated.

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.