Category Archives: News

New Network Established to Address Domestic Homicide in the Four Atlantic Provinces

In advance of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on December 6th, Atlantic Premiers have formally established the Atlantic Domestic Homicide Review Network to help prevent domestic homicides – the first regional review network of its kind in Canada. Members of the Network have now been appointed by the Premier […]

Atlantic Provinces Advise Caution Relating to Non-Essential Travel Within Bubble

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dr. Andrew Furey, Chair of the Council of Atlantic Premiers, was joined today with New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs, Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King, and Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil in recommending caution regarding nonessential travel within the Atlantic Provinces.     The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for all […]

Atlantic Premiers Discuss Responses to COVID-19 and Regional Priorities

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dr. Andrew Furey chaired a videoconference of the Council of Atlantic Premiers today with New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs, Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King, and Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil.   The Atlantic Premiers discussed the significant health, social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and appreciate the cooperation […]

Atlantic Provinces Express Concern Regarding Reduced Air Services

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey, chair of the Council of Atlantic Premiers, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs, Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King, and Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil today expressed deep concern with the reduction in air services to the Atlantic Provinces.   The premiers agreed that today’s announcement by WestJet to bring […]

Atlantic Trade and Procurement Partnership

The Atlantic Trade and Procurement Partnership was signed by the four Premiers of Atlantic Canada in 2020. To view the PDF: August 7, 2020

Atlantic Provinces Form Travel Bubble

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball, chair of the Council of Atlantic Premiers, was joined by New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs, Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King, and Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil today in committing to ease travel restrictions in Atlantic Canada as COVID-19 case numbers remain low in each province.   Interprovincial travel […]

Premiers Discuss Clean Energy Collaboration and Regional Priorities

Premiers Discuss Clean Energy Collaboration and Regional Priorities

Atlantic Premiers Discuss Priorities in Advance of the Meeting of Canada’s Premiers

Atlantic Premiers spoke today on advancing the shared priorities of the region. Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King, chair of the Council of Atlantic Premiers, hosted a conference call today with New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball, and Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, in advance of the meeting of Canada’s Premiers on December 2, 2019 in Toronto.

Regional Priorities stressed by Atlantic Premiers at Council of the Federation Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saskatoon, SK (July 10, 2019)   Atlantic premiers met this morning prior to the annual meeting of the Council of the Federation (COF) in Saskatoon, SK, to discuss shared priorities. Premiers Stephen McNeil, of Nova Scotia, Dwight Ball, of Newfoundland & Labrador, Blaine Higgs, of New Brunswick, and Dennis King, of Prince [...]

Bill C-69 Letter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A OA2 Dear Prime Minister Trudeau: Re: Improving Bill C-69, environmental protection and economic growth in Canada During the recent meeting of Atlantic Premiers, we discussed our concerns regarding Bill C-69 and the proposed new impact assessment [...]

Atlantic Premiers Working Together for Regional Success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Charlottetown, PE (January 23, 2019) Economic growth and regulatory cooperation were the key discussion points at a meeting of the four Atlantic Canadian Premiers today. The 33rd meeting of the Council of Atlantic Premiers was hosted by Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan - who welcomed Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, New [...]