Clark, premiers drop by Canadian Open golf tournament

Premier Christy Clark and other Canadian premiers made an appearance this morning at the RBC Canadian Open golf tournament at Shaughnessy Golf Course in Vancouver.

The premiers are in town for the Council of the Federation meeting over the next three days.

Clark said the premiers will discuss families, health care, jobs and the economy. She said the fact that seven of the premiers are facing fall elections — possibly including Clark herself — won’t affect their meetings.

“We don’t stop governing at any point in the election cycle,” she said.

This afternoon the premiers will be meeting with Aboriginal leaders to discuss ways to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people.

Musqueam First Nation Chief Ernie Campbell welcomed the premiers to British Columbia.

At Shaughnessy, all of the premiers, except Ontario’s Dalton McGuinty and Manitoba’s Greg Selinger who were not there, tried a putt at the golf course’s practice green. The tournament begins Thursdays and ends Sunday.

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