July 12, 2022 – Government of PEI: Today, Canada’s Premiers focused their discussion on affordability issues now confronting Canadians and on fostering a strong post-pandemic economic recovery in the face of global disruptions.
Specific priorities included:
- Strengthening supply chains
- Bolstering labour supply
- Addressing climate change
- Enhancing energy security
- Food security
- Mental health and addictions
- Arctic security and sovereignty.
These are challenging times for Canadians, marked by critical environmental, economic and security concerns. All of this affects the cost of living. Canadians expect their governments to take constructive steps to improve affordability and position Canada for economic renewal and prosperity regardless of challenges.
Provinces and territories are taking action, delivering the health care, skills training, settlement services, climate action, and resource development that are critical to Canada’s future. Premiers urge the federal government to act in partnership to support this work while respecting provincial and territorial jurisdiction.
Premiers deplore the destructive and globally harmful impacts of Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and express their solidarity with Ukraine and its people. They remain committed to welcoming Ukrainian evacuees.
Read the full news release here