(Minister Mary Schryer with the Ministers responsible for the Status of Women from Nova Scotia and PEI)
(Photo by Sherry Aske)
The Atlantic Ministers responsible for the Status of Women want to harmonize laws regarding women's issues.
Ministers from Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland met in Quispamsis this week to explore areas for regional-co-operation.
MLA Mary Schryer is the New Brunswick Minister responsible for the status of women and says one of the issues they looked at was human trafficking.
She says the Atlantic provinces can be seen as a corridor for transporting women into other parts of Canada and urban centres.
This is the first time an meeting of Atlantic Ministers responsible for the Status of Women was held and there are plans to hold a second one next year with PEI as a host.