Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod, Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, left to right, prepare to sail on the tall ship Amistad in Lunenburg, N.S. on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. The premiers met with aboriginal leaders as part of the annual Council of the Federation gathering. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
HALIFAX - Canada's premiers are calling on the prime minister to meet with them later this year to discuss the economy.
Premier Darrell Dexter of Nova Scotia has extended an invitation to Stephen Harper to attend a first ministers meeting this fall.
Dexter, who is hosting this year's annual Council of the Federation meeting, says such a discussion is important given the state of the global economy.
He says he hopes to have the meeting in Halifax in November.