Gateway Gazette

Alberta and Quebec Talk Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard took the first steps in building a strong partnership between the two provinces.

“Today, I was delighted to meet with Premier Couillard at the Quebec National Assembly. We discussed a series of issues, infrastructure development, the national securities regulator as well as energy, environment and climate change. We agreed to work together on issues that impact the good of Canada.

This meeting allowed me to share perspectives with Premier Couillard across a range of areas of shared interest including the environment, energy development and export, and the Energy East pipeline. As major energy producing provinces, Alberta and Quebec understand the importance of national energy infrastructure and are committed to responsible resource development that respects the environment and our communities.

There are a number of ways that Alberta and Quebec can work together to advance our shared interests here.

In addition, I look forward to attending Premier Couillard’s summit on climate change in April and to welcoming Premier Couillard to Alberta in the coming months.

Today’s meeting was a positive step forward and I look forward to building this relationship.”

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