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Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Aug 28, 2014 10:08
CHARLOTTETOWN – Trade between the provinces and territories is expected to dominate discussion today as Canada’s premiers gather in Charlottetown for their annual conference.
The politicians, who met Wednesday with native leaders, started their day with a photo-op, walking down the rain-slicked street in front of the provincial legislature, where they dropped their umbrellas and posed for a group photo.
Premier Robert Ghiz reminded the premiers that it was in Charlottetown 150 years ago that the premiers from the Maritimes and two Canadian provinces gathered for a conference that cemented the idea of Confederation.
The premiers of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan are expected to make an announcement today about bringing down internal trade barriers through their existing New West Partnership.
While the agenda is expected to focus on trade, the premiers are also expected to talk about Canada’s aging population, health-care and pensions.
The meeting wraps up Friday.
(The Canadian Press)
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