Council of the Federation
The Council of the Federation uses the tagline “Canada’s Premiers” and is a body representing Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial Premiers.
The Council’s website states:
“Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial Premiers are members of the Council of the Federation.
“The Council’s objectives are to:
- Promote interprovincial-territorial cooperation and closer ties between Premiers, to ultimately strengthen Canada;
- Foster meaningful relations between governments based on respect for the Constitution and recognition of the diversity within the federation;
- Show leadership on issues important to all Canadians.
“Established in 2003, the Council enables Premiers to work collaboratively to strengthen the Canadian federation by fostering a constructive relationship among the provinces and territories, and with the federal government.
“Premiers are supported by a small Secretariat located in Ottawa.”
The Council holds an annual Premiers’ Conference and publishes one or more major reports each year. Those since 2011 are:
Atlas topic, subject, and course
Canada’s Premiers, http://www.canadaspremiers.ca/en/, accessed 5 September 2016.
Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified 5 September 2016.