MASSE DELIVERS SPEECH TO THE CAN/AM BORDER TRADE ALLIANCE IN WASHINGTON D.C.

Raises Windsor-Detroit Border in His Remarks

WASHINGTON D.C. – Brian Masse Vice-Chair of the Canada-US Inter-parliamentary Group is in Washington D.C. this week attending the Can/AM Border Trade Alliance Conference.  While in the U.S. capital Masse will address the Can/AM Border Trade Alliance with a formal speech on Canada-US trade issues. 

Included on the Conference agenda is the Canada’s Ambassador to the United States – David McNaughton, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security  - Alan Bersin, US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner – Gil Kerlikowski as well as numerous individuals who have specific expertise on Canada-US relations and trade.

Masse discussed the importance of the Canada-US Inter-Parliamentary Group: “The Canada-US Inter-Parliamentary Group is an important forum where we have the opportunity to raise the critical issues impacting our bilateral relationship with the United States with US lawmakers.  Representing a border community it is important for me to continue to advocate on these issues as they impact both Canada as whole but our region very specifically and significantly.”

In his remarks Masse specifically raised the importance of the Gordie Howe International Bridge.

The Can-Am Border Trade Alliance is a bi-national group representing business segments as well as private and public sector organizations.  Its mandate is to streamline trade and facilitate bi-lateral economic activity between Canada and the United States which share the largest two-way trading relationship in the world.