About the Council
The Council of the Federation comprises Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial Premiers.
The Council of the Federation’s objectives are to:
- Promote interprovincial-territorial cooperation and closer ties between members of the Council, to ultimately strengthen Canada;
- Foster meaningful relations between governments based on respect for the Constitution and recognition of the diversity within the federation;
- Show leadership on issues important to all Canadians.
Established in 2003, the Council enables Premiers to work collaboratively to strengthen the Canadian federation by fostering a constructive relationship among the provinces and territories, and with the federal government.
The Council is supported by a small Secretariat located in Ottawa.
Kathleen Wynne is Ontario’s 25th Premier. She was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003 as the MPP for Don Valley West, and she became the leader...
Premiers agreed to create a Council of the Federation, as part of their plan to play a leadership role in revitalizing the Canadian federation.