News release

Premiers Act to Strengthen Regional Collaboration

The Council of Atlantic Premiers agreed today, May 16, to strengthen collaboration between their provinces with new actions to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of government services.

They also agreed to sustain vital health care services and build on the region's potential as a producer of clean and renewable energy.

New Brunswick Premier David Alward hosted the conference in Sussex and was joined by Premier Darrell Dexter, P.E.I. Premier Robert Ghiz and Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale, who was welcomed by her colleagues to her first CAP meeting.

The full version of this release is available on the Council of Atlantic Premiers website by following the news releases link at www.cap-cpma.ca .

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Media Contacts:

Melissa MacKinnon
Premier's Office Cell: 902-240-9077 E-mail:
Jesse Robichaud
Office of the Premier, New Brunswick 506-440-5984
Milly Brown
Office of the Premier, Newfoundland and Labrador 709-729-4304
Geoff Townsend
Office of the Premier, Prince Edward Island 902-368-4400