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Ball in Whitehorse for national meetings

Premier Dwight Ball is in Whitehorse this week for Council of the Federation meetings, and says economic issues and health care will be priorities for him.  

“With an aging demographic and increasing health-care costs, increased available funding from the federal government is a high priority,” Ball said in a statement emailed to reporters. “I look forward to discussing this with other premiers and finding a way forward so we can continue to provide quality health-care services to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.”

Ball also said he’s hoping to talk about ways to diversify the economy in Newfoundland and Labrador.

“Innovation, trade, immigration and enhancing skills and training to individuals, are all important mechanisms to assist in creating jobs and growing our economy,” he said.

According to the news release from the Council of the Federation, Thursday’s meetings will focus on economic growth and trade, including energy, infrastructure and innovation.

On Friday, the meetings will focus on health care, climate change and disaster management.

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