Yukon Premier Sandy Silver, as Chair of the Council of the Federation, is leading a joint mission of Canada’s Premiers to Washington, D.C., from June 6-8. Joining him on the mission will be Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan, Newfoundland & Labrador Premier Dwight Ball, and Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod.

The aim of the visit is to build and enhance relations with key American political leaders. Discussions will focus on issues including trade, energy, softwood lumber, agriculture and border issues. The Premiers intend to underscore Canadian contributions to American security and prosperity.

“Working together to expand trade and ensure the security of our shared borders are important priorities for Canada’s Premiers,” said Silver. This will be the fifth international mission of the Council of the Federation.