Premiers of Canada’s provinces and territories are meeting for the 55th Annual Premiers’ Conference this week. And once again, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is staying away from the meeting.
Since 2009 the Prime Minister has felt it better to deal with individual premiers on a one-to-one basis.
The premiers have a complex issue- filled two days of meetings on trade and other issues in the Canadian Atlantic port city of Charlottetown.
And the provinces continue to have to deal with the fact that even though they are responsible for such important and expensive sectors as health care and education, it is the federal government that has the revenue gathering possibilitie they do not have.
RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda has a report.Listen