BC, Alberta working together on creating jobs

Meeting on areas of common interest on economic growth and job creation, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and Alberta Premier Alison Redford agreed to work together for the benefit of British Columbians and Albertans.

“Both Alberta and British Columbia benefit when we work together to grow the economy and create jobs,” said Premier Clark. “As the economic powerhouses of Canada, it’s in the national interest for us to succeed.”

“This marks a step forward for both of our provinces,” said Premier Redford. “We have a shared interest in responsible resource development. When Alberta and British Columbia do well, all of Canada does well.”

At the first meeting since the re-election of Premier Clark’s government, the two Premiers agreed on the need for responsible energy development in both provinces.

The Premiers also committed to work together in upcoming meetings at the Western Premiers’ Conference and the Council of the Federation to make sure opportunities such as skills training and immigration policies fully address the needs of both provinces, and their growing economies.