MASSE ATTENDING THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ECONOMIC REGION SEMINAR ON BORDER CHALLENGES IN WASHINGTON DC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 23, 2009

MASSE ATTENDING THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST ECONOMIC REGION SEMINAR ON BORDER CHALLENGES

WASHINGTON D.C. – Brian Masse M.P. (NDP – Windsor West) will be attending the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) Seminar on February 24, 2009, entitled, “Countdown to the 2010 Olympics: Border Challenges, Regional Solutions.”

As Vice-Chair of the Canada-U.S. Inter-Parliamentary Group, Mr. Masse represents the federal voice of Canadians regarding the possible challenges facing both Canada and the United States regarding several areas including: the 2010 Olympics/ Tourism, energy, and Canadian and U.S. homeland security.

The working groups of PNWER include discussions for policy implementation on the topics of tourism; agriculture, the border, energy, the environment, forestry, health care, high tech, homeland security, invasive species, sustainable development, telecommunications, trade and economic development, transportation, water policy and workforce development.

Mr. Masse is available to comment on this seminar on February 24, 2009.

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