Premiers agree to implement a Canada-wide Water Efficiency Labeling Program
Premiers Focus on Innovation
Regina – August 7, 2009: At the 2009 annual meeting of the Council of the Federation, the Premiers agreed to implement a Canada-wide water efficiency labeling program. This program will reduce water consumption by informing consumers of the most efficient products on the market. Click here to access the news release.
The Premiers also agreed to create a Council of the Federation Water Stewardship Council based on the already existing Council in Western Canada. The Council of the Federation Water Stewardship Council will focus its work on water efficiency and conservation and will report to the Premiers at their next summer meeting in 2010.
“Both of these initiatives are part of Living Water Smart, BC's Water Plan, and BC’s leadership and work has been instrumental for this progress,” comments Donna Caddie, Living Water Smart Project Manager and a member of the Innovation & Planning Team, Water Stewardship Division of the BC Ministy of Environment.
About the Council of the Federation
On December 5, 2003, Canada’s Premiers announced in Charlottetown the creation of the Council of the Federation. According to the Premiers, “it is a new institution for a new era in collaborative intergovernmental relations”.
The Council of the Federation was created by Premiers because they believe it is important for provinces and territories to play a leadership role in revitalizing the Canadian federation and building a more constructive and cooperative federal system. 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.
Posted August 2009