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Provincial and territorial leaders are gathering in Saskatoon this week.
For the longest time, a photo of the premiers assembled could be mistaken for a photo of a fraternity or a really unsuccessful boy band.
The Liberal government's Health Accord recognized that; the Council of the Federation recognizes that; health care advocates and health professions recognize that. This is the mandate of the federal government and it is time to stop passing the buck to provinces.
The heads of Canada's provinces are currently in Charlottetown, P.E.I. for the 55th Annual Premiers' Conference. Outside
As the Philippines endure the aftermath of the largest tropical storm ever to make landfall -- and as nations such as China make moves to establish carbon pricing -- this is not the time to double down on fossil fuels.
Canada's premiers and territorial leaders are standing united against the federal government's new jobs training program
The Canada Job Grant is an attempt to realign priorities. If the provinces want to align training programs to industrial demand, great. If not, and provinces continue to offer training programs not directly linked to occupations in demand, the federal government has every justification to step in and demand value for money.
Job training appears to be one of the most contentious issues on the table as Canada's premiers meet today in Niagara-on
When Canada's premiers meet for the annual Council of the Federation this week, the future of health care is a critical item on the agenda. The role of a premier is to stand up to federal government bullying on behalf of all Canadians. We are asking them to send a strong message to the Harper Conservative Government: Get back to the table and get back on board to support public health care for all in Canada.
Canada's premiers are backing a call by aboriginal leaders to launch a national public inquiry into the case of missing or