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News Release - Manitoba

February 7, 2011

FLOOD PREVENTION, HARMONIZING TRANSPORTATION REGULATIONS AND IMPROVING INTER-PROVINCIAL ELECTRICAL CAPACITY THE FOCUS AS MANITOBA AND SASKATCHEWAN HOLD SECOND JOINT CABINET MEETING IN BRANDON



The city of Brandon, Manitoba, will play host to the second in a series of joint cabinet meetings between the governments of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  Premiers Greg Selinger and Brad Wall, along with members of their respective cabinets, will meet on Feb. 10 and 11. 

“This meeting will be a chance to report on the progress that has been made on the opportunities outlined at our first joint cabinet meeting, last February in Yorkton,” Premier Wall said.  “At that time, we agreed to work towards streamlining transportation regulations and co-ordinating highways enforcement and trucking inspection. We also agreed to look at ways to expand trade in electricity by expanding transmission capacity between our provinces.  There has been substantial progress on all these issues, and the Brandon meeting will be a chance to highlight how far we have come.” 

Also on the agenda will be innovation in health care. 

“I welcome the opportunity to host Premier Wall and members of his cabinet in the beautiful community of Brandon,” Premier Selinger said.  “I’m looking forward to discussions on issues like flood prevention.  This spring looks like it has the potential to be a challenge and it’s important to be able share ideas with our neighbours.  I agree with Premier Wall that a great deal of progress has been made on several other fronts since our last meeting and Brandon is an excellent venue to showcase that progress.” 

Saskatchewan and Manitoba held their first-ever joint cabinet meeting last February in Yorkton, Sask. 

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The Province of Manitoba is distributing this release on behalf of the governments of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.