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  • Economy, Climate Change on Agenda for Premiers in Yukon

    Dwight Ball will be joining the rest of Canada’s Premiers in Yukon tomorrow for the Council of the Federation’s annual Summer meeting.

    The group will be in Whitehorse Thursday and Friday to talk about economic growth, trade, energy, health care, and climate change.

    The Council of the Federation started back in 2003 as a way for the provinces and territories to form a united front and create stronger ties with one another and with the federal government.

    Premier Ball says he’s looking forward to the meeting and says federal funding for the province will be high on his priority list.

    A closing news conference takes place Friday afternoon.

    Meanwhile, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business in this province is asking the premier to pursue “proper consultation” on any expansion of the Canada Pension Plan.

    The CFIB says with BC announcing its public consultation, the group is encouraging NL Premier Dwight Ball to do the same. Last Friday was the deadline for provinces to sign an agreement-in-principle reached by finance ministers. CFIB director Vaughn Hammond says studies need to be done, and government needs to tell Canadians the details.

    He says the CFIB thinks a consultation as well as an economic impact analysis would be appropriate.

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