The theme of the 44th Annual Premiers' Conference is: Toward a New Era of Cooperation.
Premier Binns advised that the agenda was developed and approved by all Premiers and he very much looks forward to productive and earnest discussion.
Binns indicated that Canada's Premiers have consistently demonstrated their ability to achieve positive results for Canadians by working together.
"As Premiers we have an important responsibility to take action on issues that are priorities for our citizens," said Premier Binns. "There is a tremendous desire among Premiers to work collaboratively to advance the quality of life of Canadians."
Prince Edward Island is renowned the world over for its fine hospitality and many amenities attractive to visitors. Premier Binns predicted that the 44th Annual Premiers' Conference would not only demonstrate unity and consensus among Canada's Premiers, but also further showcase Prince Edward Island as an ideal venue for important events in Canada.
AGENDA -- TOWARD A NEW ERA OF COOPERATION
July 10, 2003
1. Revitalizing Federal-Provincial-Territorial Relations: Dialogue for Change
2. Jobs and the Economy
3. Responding to Emergencies: SARS and BSE
4. Canada-United States Relations
July 11, 2003
5. Cooperation to Improve Programs and Services for our Citizens
b) Fiscal Imbalance
6. Other Issues