Government of Canada

Government of Canada
Government of Alberta

Government of Alberta

July 07, 2011 22:44 ET

Minister Peter Penashue and Minister Iris Evans Meet for Their First Bilateral Meeting

First meeting shows signs of positive working relations between the two Ministers

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 7, 2011) - The Honourable Peter Penashue, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, met today with Ms. Iris Evans, Alberta Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations.

This meeting provided an opportunity for both Ministers to get to know one another and discuss issues of importance to Calgary and Alberta.

"I understand the concerns of Albertans because they are shared by all Canadians," said Minister Penashue. "Albertans, like all Canadians, want to know that their governments are committed to ensuring that Canada's economic recovery continues. I assured Minister Evans that our government will continue to collaborate with Alberta, as well as with other Provinces and Territories, to ensure economic growth and prosperity."

"I think it is delightful that Minister Penashue made time for us, especially at a time when everyone in Calgary is kicking back and having a good time," Said Minister Evans. " Today was the first meeting of many and the beginning of a great relationship between our governments."

Ministers Penashue and Evans noted that this meeting was constructive and expressed that they look forward to maintaining an open dialogue between the two governments.

Contact Information

  • Celeyste Power
    Director of Communications
    Office of Minister Penashue
    613-943-1838

    Lindsay Hoffman
    Office of Minister Evans
    780-427-2585