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January 18, 2012
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Growing the Economy

Premier's Office

Premiers emphasized the importance of growing the Canadian economy and focused on key actions to enhance prosperity, including:

• increasing the role of immigration to address labour market needs;

• continuing to invest strategically in infrastructure;

• engaging in emerging markets throughout the world; and

• promoting international trade negotiations with Asia, India and the European Union and other actions outlined in the Premiers’ strategy released in July 2011, Canada in the Global Economy.

Premiers look forward to strong support from the federal government to pursue these actions.

To further these goals, Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter will lead a Council of the Federation trade mission to China this fall, as announced in July 2011.

Media Contact: Island Information Service
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