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British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, centre, chairs a meeting of the Council of the Federation as Quebec Premier Jean Charest, left, and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, right, look on in Victoria, B.C. on Jan. 16, 2012. (JONATHAN HAYWARD/CP)
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, centre, chairs a meeting of the Council of the Federation as Quebec Premier Jean Charest, left, and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, right, look on in Victoria, B.C. on Jan. 16, 2012. (JONATHAN HAYWARD/CP)

Premiers Summit

Energy, health care dominate agenda on eve of premiers summit Add to ...

Canada’s premiers and territorial leaders have begun their annual summer summit where they will seek consensus on national issues.

The three-day Council of the Federation in Nova Scotia is shaping up to be an exciting affair with the dust-up between British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and her Alberta counterpart Alison Redford.

And there’s irritation amongst some premiers over Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cold-shoulder approach to federal-provincial relations.

Jane Taber, Josh Wingrove, Karen Howlett and Les Perreaux explore the provinces’ competing and complementing agendas.

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