Premiers from Atlantic provinces gearing up for meeting in Nova Scotia


HUNTS POINT, NOVA SCOTIA – Atlantic Canada’s premiers are set to meet today on Nova Scotia’s south shore.

New Brunswick Premier David Alward says he’s looking for support from his Atlantic counterparts to speak out against federal changes to employment insurance.

Alward says he wants a moratorium on the changes, which have already been brought into effect.

Under some of the new rules, those who frequently claim EI need to prove they’re actively seeking work.

Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier says she’ll be focused on energy issues at the meeting at White Point Beach Resort in Hunts Point.

Kathy Dunderdale says she wants to ensure the East Coast has access to oil and gas that is shipped across Canada.

She’s also looking for collaboration on the development of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project.

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