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Premiers’ summit supports push for freer internal trade

Written on July 26, 2016 at 7:55 am, by

Western provinces appeared to fare well in the Premiers’ Summit held last week in Yukon.   Before the summit, premiers across the country spoke publicly about some of their goals for the summit. For the premiers of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, these included a deal on interprovincial trade and on energy infrastructure. The agreement

The Confederation bargain explained (again)

Written on March 2, 2016 at 2:26 pm, by

Here are excerpts from a speech given by a western Canadian premier in Halifax on Oct. 25, 1976 – nearly four decades ago. The observations on the four western provinces are strikingly contemporary. Can you guess who the speaker is? (Hint: We reveal the answer at the end of this insert.) The four western provinces