July 25, 2022 – Government of Canada: Sustained economic growth in Atlantic Canada requires strong federal-provincial collaboration. Atlantic premiers and federal ministers are focused on addressing current and emerging issues to support the long-term economic growth in small and large communities across the region.
Premiers and ministers met to discuss ongoing and planned actions to grow the region’s economy and support its future prosperity. Co-chaired by Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, the meeting saw premiers and ministers recommit to pursuing key regional opportunities in energy, immigration, infrastructure, transit, innovation, tourism, and trade and investment.
Today, they engaged in a constructive and forward-looking discussion about top-of-mind issues such as labour shortages, affordability, housing availability and energy. Premiers and ministers discussed and acknowledged the need to tackle the effect inflation is having on the cost of living for Atlantic Canadians.
They agreed on the importance of working together through the Atlantic Growth Strategy to help make life more affordable for Atlantic Canadians in communities large and small.
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