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News Release - Manitoba

January 22, 2010

SASKATCHEWAN AND MANITOBA TO HOLD JOINT CABINET MEETING IN YORKTON



The city of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, will play host to the first-ever joint cabinet meeting between the governments of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Premiers Greg Selinger and Brad Wall, along with members of their respective cabinets, will meet on Feb. 2.
 
“Manitoba will be assuming responsibility as chair of the provincial Premiers’ Council of the Federation from Saskatchewan later this year,” Selinger said. “Our meeting in Yorkton will also give us a good opportunity to discuss ways to co-operate in addressing important national priorities.”
 
“Working more closely with our neighbours and expanding regional co-operation in the west has been among my government’s top intergovernmental priorities,” Wall added.  “I’m pleased that Premier Selinger and his team share our interest in discussing practical ways Saskatchewan and Manitoba can collaborate to benefit the people of our two great provinces.”
 
Topics for discussion will include highways and transportation; energy and the environment; and Canada-US relations.
 
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For more information, contact:
Kathy Young
Executive Council
Regina
Phone: 306-787-0425
Cell: 306-526-8927
 
 
Jay Branch
Executive Council
Manitoba
Phone: 204-945-1494
 
 
The Province of Manitoba is distributing this news release on behalf of the Governments of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.