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Representing Canada at the National Governors’ Association

February 23, 2016
With North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple.

With North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple.

February 23, 2016

(Washington, D.C.)  In my capacity as Co-Chair of the Canada-U.S. Inter-Parliamentary Group, I had the opportunity to attend the National Governors’ Association Winter Meeting from February 19-22.  Along with Senator Wilfred Moore of Nova Scotia and Members of Parliament John Brassard of Barrie-Innisfil and Randeep Sarai of Surrey Centre, we ensured that Canada had a strong presence at the conference.  Canadian parliamentarians had the opportunity to speak with a number of American Governors and bring their attention to relevant bilateral issues such as improving cross-border trade flows, common security, cross-boundary waters and promoting innovative economies, just to name a few.  The NGA also heard from U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, who spoke on a number of initiatives that both federal and state government were successfully implementing.