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FOR RELEASE
July 9, 2014

Premier promotes Yukon interests at Western Premiers’ Conference

WHITEHORSE—Premier Darrell Pasloski will meet with western premiers in Iqaluit on July 9 and 10 to discuss shared priorities and to continue their work together for the benefit of Canadians.

“The Western Premiers’ Conference provides premiers with a valuable opportunity to talk about our common interests and concerns,” Pasloski said.

Agenda items at the conference, which is being hosted by the Government of Nunavut, include the labour market, workforce development, market access and internal trade, as well as off-grid communities, housing and Aboriginal child welfare.

“I will be co-leading the labour market discussion with BC’s Premier Christy Clark. Timely, accurate and shared information will assist us in addressing the labour requirements of our region collectively, so I anticipate a great discussion,” Pasloski added. “I am also looking forward to my first formal meeting with Nunavut Premier Peter Taptuna.”

Held annually, the Western Premiers’ Conference is attended by premiers and officials from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The 2015 Western Premiers’ Conference will be hosted by Saskatchewan.

 
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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Joanna Lilley
Communications, Executive Council Office
867-667-5341
joanna.lilley@gov.yk.ca


News release #14-162