Canada Premiers

Federalism Is A Source Of Strength For Canada

Sean Speer | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Politics
Sean Speer

Government policy should seek to leverage the federalist tradition. This means more local experimentation, less central planning, and empowering provincial and local governments to advance provincial and local interests in their respective constitutional spheres without federal meddling or pressure to conform.

Premiers Committed To Freer Trade Within Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Politics

Canada's provincial and territorial leaders gather in Whitehorse to discuss trade, health, climate, and pensions.

Canada's Premiers Need To Listen To Working People

Jerry Dias | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

Working people understand the importance of a decent job and a well-funded health care system, and the connection between the two. Labour leaders are in Whitehorse this week to make sure that message gets through to our provincial leaders, and through them to our prime minister.

LOOK: Canada's Most, Least Popular Premiers

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 09.02.2015 | Canada Politics

Harper, Mulcair, and Trudeau may want to be seen with some of these folks. Others? Not so much.

Saskatchewan Premier Has Good Reason To Be Late For Premiers Meeting

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Politics

Wildfires take priority, says Brad Wall.

Canadians Want Climate Action. So What Are the Conservatives Waiting For?

Carol Linnitt | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Politics
Carol Linnitt

While the majority of Canadians see climate change as a serious threat to the planet, Canada has no climate legislation and, according to Environment Canada, growing emissions from the Alberta oilsands will prevent the country from meeting its emission reduction targets under the Copenhagen Accord.

Not Exactly Ms. Popular

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Premier Christy Clark is ending 2014 with her approval rating essentially unchanged — but her ranking still lands her among the least popular p...

Health Care System Needs More Money From Feds: Premiers

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Politics

CHARLOTTETOWN - Canada's premiers have agreed at their annual meeting that they need more money from Ottawa to pay for health-care and infrastructure ...

Canada's Least Popular Premier Is..

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Politics

The provincial leaders voted most and least popular in a new Angus Reid survey should come as no surprise. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall earned t...

Of Course Harper Isn't Going to Meet the Premiers. Would You?

Keith Beardsley | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

I see the premiers are upset that Prime Minister Harper will not be attending their next session on the economy in Halifax next November. We can almost certainly guarantee that if the Prime Minister went to the November meeting each and every premier would find plenty of opportunities to go in front of the media to castigate the Prime Minister on a long list of issues. In turn the Prime Minister would then be forced to respond to their attacks during his media availability. Certainly that is not the best way to have reasonable well-thought out discussions on the economy or on any other issue for that matter. Why should Harper risk it?

Protesters, Cops Square Off Ahead Of Canadian Premiers And New England Governors Meeting

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.28.2012 | Canada Politics

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Protests kicked off Sunday ahead of the 36th annual meeting of eastern Canadian premiers and New England governors, even before offi...

Premiers' Health Care Meeting Will Be Loud But Fruitless

David Gratzer | Posted 03.16.2012 | Canada Politics
David Gratzer

Today, the premiers are meeting in Victoria. Top of the agenda: health care. It's a meeting that will be long on rhetoric but short on purpose. Historically, such meetings allow premiers to bemoan the lack of stable, long-term funding from Ottawa.

Women Premiers Shake Things Up

CP | Posted 02.19.2012 | Canada Politics

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak looks forward to a shift in dynamics when provincial and territorial leaders gather next month in Victor...

Canada's Least Popular Premiers

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Politics

If there were any lingering doubts that Canada is becoming more conservative minded, a new Angus Reid survey on the popularity of premiers should put ...