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Nova Scotia to host premier's meeting on economy at the end of the month: Dexter

11/05/2012 07:38 EST | Updated 01/05/2013 05:12 EST
HALIFAX - Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter says Canada's premiers will meet in Halifax near the end of the month to discuss the country's economy.

Dexter says he will likely release more details including a date as early as Tuesday.

He says the main focus of the meeting will be finding ways to co-operate with Ottawa as it updates its plans for the economy.

Dexter won't say whether Prime Minister Stephen Harper will attend, saying only that an invitation has been extended.

The meeting was first talked about during a gathering in Halifax last July of the Council of the Federation.

At the time, a spokesman for Harper said the prime minister wouldn't be attending the fall meeting.