Atlantic premiers meeting

The need to promote and strengthen trade ties with the U-S dominated a two-day meeting of the Council of Atlantic premiers in Corner Brook.

Stephen McNeil remained in Halifax and sent health Minister Leo Glavine in his stead.

The premieras said they must sell Atlantic Canada’s interests with the U-S, especially when it comes to softwood lumber.  They are also working to bring down health costs and plan a review of public drug plan coverage seeking service improvements, cost containment; and more help for high-cost therapies for rare diseases.