Atlantic Premiers met on March 21, 2022 to discuss regional priorities
During a meeting on March 21, 2022, Atlantic Premiers Tim Houston, Premier of Nova Scotia, Blaine Higgs, Dennis King, and Andrew Furey discussed regional priorities related to health care, economic recovery, cost of living, and immigration.
The Premiers also met with Sean Fraser, federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC), condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine and expressing their solidarity with Ukraine. Premiers also discussed the successful Atlantic Immigration Program.
Heads of provinces also stated that they would further develop partnerships with the Federal government in areas such as immigration, labour market, workforce development, etc.
The Premiers recognize the psychological and physical effects of the pandemic on residents and continue to express gratitude to the frontline and essential workers who have worked tirelessly throughout the outbreak. They also expressed their gratitude to those who had adhered to public health measures these past two years, and urged those who hadn't already scheduled appointments for vaccinations and boosters to do so as soon as possible.