2010 Council of the Federation Summer Meeting to be held in Manitoba

Regina, August 7, 2009 – Manitoba Premier Gary Doer announced today that Manitoba will host the 2010 Summer Meeting of the Council of the Federation.

“I am particularly pleased that the Council of the Federation meeting will be held in our beautiful and diverse province. With its 100,000 lakes, abundance of festivals and other outdoor recreational activities, Manitoba is a fantastic place to be in the summertime,” Doer said.

“We are excited about showcasing our province to premiers and representatives from all provinces and territories.”

The Council of the Federation was created in December 2003 to promote inter- provincial territorial cooperation and closer ties between members, foster meaningful relations between governments based on respect for the Constitution and recognition of the diversity within the federation, and show leadership on issues important to all Canadians.

The Council of the Federation Summer Meeting will be held in Manitoba August 4-6, 2010. Manitoba last hosted all premiers in 2000. The annual meeting is held on a rotational basis.

For more information, visit www.councilofthefederation.ca.

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