Government of Yukon

May 28, 2012

Western premiers to meet in Edmonton to discuss priorities

WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski will attend the 2012 Western Premiers’ Conference (WPC), hosted by the Government of Alberta on May 29 in Edmonton.

Premiers from the four western provinces and the three territories will discuss common priorities including economic growth in the West, families and communities, and meeting western Canada’s labour needs.

“I am pleased to be attending the Western Premiers’ Conference again this year,” Pasloski said. “The conference provides premiers with an opportunity to discuss our goals and challenges, and exchange ideas on how our governments can work together to continue building long-term partnerships for the benefit of all Canadians.”

Premier Pasloski is leading the agenda item on infrastructure and will highlight the need for strategic investments in infrastructure to support the West’s strong economy, which is driving the Canadian economy. The discussion will also address the diverse needs and challenges of western and northern regions.

The conference takes place every year and is hosted by each jurisdiction on a seven-year rotation. Last year, the conference was held in Yellowknife. Yukon hosted the conference in 2009 in Dawson City.



Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
Stefanie Richardson
Communications, Executive Council Office


News Release #12-100