Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
July 13, 2015

Pasloski takes northern perspective on economy to premiers’ summer meeting

WHITEHORSE—Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski will represent Yukon at the summer meeting of Canada’s Premiers in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador on July 16 and 17.

“Our annual summer meeting is a valuable opportunity for premiers to continue to make progress on issues that are a shared priority throughout the country,” Pasloski said. “Collectively we are working to build a strong, prosperous and diverse economy.”

Pasloski will also have an opportunity to present premiers with an update on the achievements of the Health Care Innovation Working Group which he co-chairs with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan.

“Premiers are continuing to focus on care for seniors, reducing the cost of pharmaceuticals and ensuring individuals and health professionals have the information they need to make the best decisions,” Pasloski added.

Before their summer meeting takes place, premiers will meet national Aboriginal organization leaders in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. They are likely to discuss a variety of issues including reducing the number of Aboriginal children in care, ending violence against Aboriginal women and girls, and responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report.

The summer meeting of Canada’s Premiers is a Council of the Federation event. Established in 2003, the federation comprises all premiers and enables them to foster constructive relationships among governments, work collaboratively and show leadership on issues that matter to all Canadians.

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Contact:

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

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


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