In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Québec Premier François Legault today announced that the 2020 Summer Meeting of the Council of the Federation will be postponed.
After careful consideration in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Québec Premier François Legault today announced that the 2020 Summer Meeting of the Council of the Federation, which was to take place in Quebec City on July 22-24, is postponed until this fall.
More information will be provided in the coming weeks, pending public health guidance.
Premier Legault said in a statement, "While we are all facing the most challenging times, the COVID-19 crisis has also strengthened our commitment to pursue our collaboration to resolve issues of importance to all of our governments and citizens. As we work towards economic recovery, I look forward to hosting my provincial and territorial counterparts in the fall to continue our successful cooperation."
The Council of the Federation comprises all 13 provincial and territorial Premiers. It enables Premiers to work collaboratively, form closer ties, foster constructive relationships among governments, and show leadership on important issues that matter to Canadians.
Québec previously hosted the Council of the Federation summer meeting in July 2008.