Premiers Steer Canada’s Economic Future

The security and stability of public and private sector pension plans is a pressing issue for many Canadians. New Brunswick will host a summit in February 2013 on public policy options for pension plan renewal and reform.

Infrastructure: Premiers agreed that the terms of the next federal long-term infrastructure funding plan should be flexible, streamlined and complement the needs, strategic priorities and infrastructure investments of provinces and territories. Premiers agreed that federal infrastructure programs must follow a ‘base-plus per capita’ formula that will allow a more strategic investment by all jurisdictions.

Canadians also expect governments to protect their lives and livelihoods in times of extreme adversity. Immediate action is required by the federal government to finalize a stand-alone national disaster mitigation funding program so that provinces and territories can better protect Canadians against the effects of natural disasters and other catastrophic events.

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