PM Justin Trudeau & Pakistani actress Hareem Farooq

PM Justin Trudeau has said that Canadians have been clear about the importance of working together to address the issues that matter most to them. I look forward to working with the premiers so we can create jobs and economic growth, build healthy and safe communities, fight climate change, and make life more affordable for Canadians. With cooperation, we can create new opportunities for all Canadians and continue to build a country that works for everyone. 

“There is no relationship more important to me and to Canada than the one with Indigenous peoples. This meeting will focus on how we can work together to make a real difference for Indigenous families and communities across the country.

Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister

Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister has said that since the last election, the Prime Minister and I have been speaking regularly with provincial and territorial leaders from across the country. We’re focused on how we can continue to build an economy that works for everyone. We are committed to working collaboratively with provincial, territorial, and Indigenous leaders in the interests of all Canadians.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the next First Ministers’ Meeting will take place in Ottawa on March 13, 2020. This will be the sixth First Ministers’ Meeting the Prime Minister has hosted since 2015. The Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, will join the Prime Minister.

During the meeting, First Ministers will focus on keeping our economy competitive and making progress on issues that matter to all Canadians. They will discuss ways to create clean growth and mitigate climate change, while at the same time developing our natural resources sustainably and creating good, middle class jobs. They will also focus on health care and infrastructure needs, transfers to provinces and territories, and Northern priorities.

First Ministers will also meet with leaders of the Assembly of First Nations, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and the Métis National Council on March 12, 2020. They will discuss how they can work together to advance the priorities of First Nations, Inuit, and the Métis Nation.