February 22, 2019

Premier Moe Participates in COF Delegation to National Governors Association

Premier Scott Moe is in Washington, D.C. to attend the winter meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA) along with a Council of the Federation (COF) delegation led by COF Chair and New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs, and Ontario Premier Doug Ford.

“As sub-national leaders, it is of the utmost importance that we continually represent the interests of Canadian provinces with our counterparts in the United States,” Moe said.  “Saskatchewan is one of the most trade-oriented provinces within Canada, and the United States continues to be Saskatchewan’s most significant trading partner.  With the food, fuel, and fertilizer that the United States and the rest of the world need, our province is part of a closely integrated supply chain that supports thousands of jobs on both sides of the border.  I look forward to the opportunity to build essential relationships and further advance Saskatchewan’s trade interests.”

With 44 U.S. Governors confirmed to attend, the 2019 NGA winter meeting provides a significant opportunity for Premiers to build relationships with their counterparts from a number of American states.  The meeting will feature a roundtable focusing on U.S.-Canada relations, and a session on the sub-national implications of the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

The COF led mission to Washington, D.C. marks Premier Moe’s second visit to the American capital.  Saskatchewan exported $11.8 billion and imported $7.5 billion worth of goods to the United States in 2017.