Western premiers meeting in Edmonton to talk energy, labour at annual summit

EDMONTON – Canada’s western premiers get down to business today at a hotel in Edmonton to discuss energy, labour and other issues of mutual interest.

Alberta Premier Alison Redford is hosting leaders from the four provinces and three territories at their annual get-together.

Redford says she will push hard on her plan for a Canadian energy strategy.

Redford says she wants to see a framework for all regions to work as one to develop, market and protect Canada’s energy resources.

She has said they may also talk about the recent controversial remarks by federal NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.

Mulcair has said the booming resource sectors of the west are having a boomerang effect, driving down jobs and investment in the manufacturing centres of central Canada.


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