This release was issued under a previous government.

“A strong partnership among our provinces and territories is essential to meeting our shared concerns in a strong Canada. I look forward to welcoming the Premiers to the heart of the West, as we build on what we accomplished this year in Yukon and address emerging issues.”

Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta

The Council of the Federation was created in 2003 to promote provincial-territorial co-operation and closer ties among members, foster meaningful relations among governments based on respect for the Constitution and recognition of the diversity within the federation, and show leadership on issues important to all Canadians.