McGuinty Looks Forward To Productive Discussions At Council Of The Federation
Health Care The Top Priority Of Citizens And Premiers
QUEEN'S PARK -- Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty today welcomed premiers to Ontario for a meeting of the Council of the Federation and encouraged his colleagues to work together and address Canadians' number one priority -- health care.
"As premiers, we share a commitment to improving the quality of life for all Canadians," said Premier McGuinty. "I look forward to a productive, positive meeting that will help make a difference and achieve results in the lives of our citizens."
"This meeting is an important step in the process of making health care more sustainable."
A special feature of the meeting will be a youth forum aimed at advancing the participation of young people in public policy and public service.
The meeting will also set the stage for a First Ministers' Meeting with Prime Minister Paul Martin on September 13, 2004, and marks the beginning of Premier McGuinty's term as Chair of the Council of the Federation.
Premiers created the council in December 2003 to foster constructive relationships among provinces and territories and to strengthen the Canadian federation.