Premier Sandy Silver joined provincial and territorial counterparts in Edmonton at the Western Premiers’ Conference to promote a collaborative relationship focused on a strong, competitive economy that works for all western and northern Canadians.
Key Yukon items discussed by Premier Silver included the value of supporting economic corridors that run not only East to West but also North to South and the ongoing need for climate change adaptation and mitigation. He also spoke about the importance of early engagement with First Nations and the need for a strong approach to mental health services.
The momentum generated at the Western Premiers’ Conference will carry forward to the Council of the Federation meeting next month in Saskatchewan featuring all of Canada’s Premiers.
The opportunity to meet with fellow Premiers is always valuable. Today’s discussions were very results-focused and have set the tone for the upcoming Council of the Federation meetings.
Premier Sandy Silver
The Western Premiers’ Conference comprises provincial and territorial Premiers from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan and Yukon.
It enables Premiers to work collaboratively, form closer ties, foster constructive relationships among governments and show leadership on important issues that matter to western Canadians.