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Atlantic Premiers meet virtually

All four Atlantic Premiers met virtually recently to discuss priorities including health care and housing, and to reflect on regional successes this year.

Premiers discussed immigration as key to meeting the region’s growing labour demands and bolstering economic growth. It was noted their disappointment by the reduction in Atlantic Immigration Program levels.

The Atlantic provinces are working with the federal government to explore new approaches to increase the housing supply.

Premiers noted their concern that no details on the next iteration of federal infrastructure funding were included in the Fall Economic Statement. Premiers discussed the integral role of the federal government in ensuring the dependability of ferry service in the region, and the importance of a meaningful partnership with the federal government for these critical transportation links.

Premiers are committed to improving the delivery of health care services for Atlantic Canadians and are working together under the Atlantic Health Accord to address regional health care challenges.

Furey will assume the Council of Atlantic Premiers Chair in January 2024.

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