Whistler: Premier of Canada’s Western provinces and territories met in Whistler to discuss approaches to diversify and strengthen their shared economy, and opportunities to build future prosperity.

Premier of British Columbia David Eby hosted the meeting and the premiers of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories discussed the ongoing wildfire crisis and serious threat catastrophic weather events pose to communities, the economy and critical infrastructure. 

In a joint statement, premiers said they will continue to work together, and with the federal government, to support communities and ensure adequate resources are available to keep people safe and reduce threats to homes and livelihoods.

“Western premiers had productive discussions on many shared priorities including: strategic infrastructure and corridors; climate action and sustainable development; energy security; immigration; labour markets and mobility; Arctic security and sovereignty; and community safety,” said a joint press release issued by the premiers. 

Next meeting of Western Canadian premiers will be held in 2024 in Yukon.  

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