Ottawa, Ontario
September 7, 2017

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced today that he will host the First Ministers’ Meeting (FMM), including a meeting of First Ministers with national Indigenous leaders, in the National Capital Region on October 3, 2017.

Since the last FMM on December 9, 2016, federal, provincial, and territorial governments have been working closely together to implement the pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

At the FMM on October 3, First Ministers will discuss strong, sustainable economic growth that benefits everyone. The meeting with Indigenous leaders will focus on economic development in Indigenous communities.

Quotes

“A prosperous Canada depends on a strong partnership between the federal government and the provinces and territories. I look forward to sitting down with Premiers to discuss ways we can build on Canada’s economic growth and create good, middle class jobs in every region of the country.”
—Rt. Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

“Canada is making progress towards a true nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown, and government-to-government relationship with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in Canada. I look forward to meeting with Indigenous leaders and building on the real progress we have made toward renewing our relationship with Indigenous Peoples.”
—Rt. Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Quick Facts

  • Budget 2017’s $3.4 billion, building on the historic investments of Budget 2016’s $8.4 billion, will continue to support the aspirations of Indigenous Peoples. It will help build stronger communities and close the socio-economic gap from coast to coast to coast.
  • Budget 2017’s $13.7 million over two years will support the establishment of new permanent bilateral mechanisms with the Assembly of First Nations and self-governing First Nations, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and self-governing Inuit groups, and the Métis National Council and its Governing Members. Agreements were reached with each organization over the course of 2017.

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