News release

Premiers Focused on Economic Growth

The Atlantic premiers are focused on developing the region's natural and human resources and enhancing international trade efforts to strengthen the economy and create new opportunities for Atlantic Canadians.

The premiers see the energy sector as a key driver for jobs and industrial development. Atlantic Canada has abundant energy resources, including oil and natural gas, hydro, wind and other energy sources. Responsible development of these resources, and improving interconnections and removing impediments to energy transmission and transportation, will help create secure and stable energy supplies, improve market access and sustain economic growth and job creation.

The annual Council of Atlantic Premiers meeting took place today, May 26, in Saint John, N.B. A detailed news release can be found later today on the Council of the Atlantic Premiers website at www.cap-cpma.ca/ .

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