Ontario Hosts Council of the Federation Meeting in Niagara-on-the-Lake

July 23, 2013 – Premiers will meet in Niagara-on-the-Lake from July 24-26 for the Council of the Federation (COF) summer meeting. The meeting will take place at the Queen’s Landing Hotel.

“I look forward to welcoming my fellow Premiers to Ontario,” said Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, who is the chair of the Council at the summer meeting. “We all want to create jobs, improve our infrastructure and make sure people have the training and opportunities they need to succeed. I look forward to leading the conversation on these important priorities that will benefit people across our country.”

On July 25, Premiers will focus on the economy and will discuss jobs, skills and training, strategic infrastructure and fiscal arrangements. Premiers will also discuss progress on the Canadian Energy Strategy.

On July 26, Premiers will discuss community and social foundations, including affordable and social housing, bullying and cyber-bullying. Premiers will also discuss progress on health care innovation.

A closing news conference is planned for the afternoon of July 26.

The Council of the Federation comprises all 13 provincial and territorial Premiers. It enables Premiers to work collaboratively, form closer ties, foster constructive relationships between governments, and show leadership on important issues that matter to Canadians.

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Media enquiries may be directed to:

Premier’s Media Office
Government of Ontario
(416) 314-8975
Lindsay de Leeuw
Project Manager
Council of the Federation Secretariat
(613) 563-4066