Scott Moe is set to make his first appearance as Saskatchewan’s Premier out of the country, in Scottsdale, Arizona for the North American Governor’s and Premiers Summit.
Moe, along with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, will be the only two of Canada’s Premier’s attending the summit.
Moe says he hopes to stress the importance of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
“It effects 480 million people in North America, we here in Saskatchewan export about $29 billion last year, on average about $30 billion worth of product; about 60-65% of that does head into the United States.”
Premier Moe says the topic of carbon capture is one he looks forward to talking about.
“If we truly are to address climate change worldwide, carbon capture and storage is going to be a part of that; it’s been identified by a number of different global groups and initiatives that is the case and that it would account for a significant portion of reduction in our carbon emissions into the atmosphere,” Moe says. “It’s a valuable technology as we move forward.”
Moe says his primary goal in the trip is to foster some of the relationships with US governors from year’s passed, and to even form more for potential trade.