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The Council of Maritime Premiers (CMP)

The Council of Maritime Premiers has a long, successful history of regional cooperation in Canada. Established in 1972, CMP was the first agency of its kind to provide an effective legal framework for cooperation among provinces. The goal of the Council is to ensure maximum coordination of the activities of the governments of the three Maritime provinces, and their agencies. There are three primary ways that the provinces advance their interests through cooperation:

  • creating regional organizations;
  • harmonizing provincial policies and programs; and
  • having common positions on matters involving other parties, such as the federal government.