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The premiers have wrapped up their annual meeting in Quebec City on a green note.

The group emerged from meetings saying all are concerned by rising energy costs, and want to focus on renewable energy.

With that in mind, Nova Scotia will host a a conference for Canada’s energy and environment ministers, sometime before the end of September.

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In other news from the conference, Ontario has announced that it will sign on to the Western Climate Initiative, a program that aims to compel companies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, and already includes British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec and seven U-S states.

BC Premier Gordon Campbell says having Ontario join the Westen Climate Initiative is a major victory.

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Campbell is also welcoming yesterday’s decision by the rest of the premiers to join a labour mobility agreement.

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