Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit both the US and Canadian sides of Niagara Falls on Saturday to mark the 100th anniversary of the Boundary Waters Treaty
State Department spokesman Ian Kelly told the press today that Clinton will meet Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon after the centennial celebration for what is touted as the world's first environmental agreement. Ooohhh... that sounds interesting!
She is due to join Cannon for a press briefing afterward, he added.
The official commemoration in both Niagara Falls, New York and Niagara Falls, Ontario is taking place on June 13, even though the treaty was signed on January 11, 2009.
According to a Canadian government website: "The treaty provides principles for Canada and the United States to follow in using the waters they share... For example, both countries must agree to any project that would change the natural levels or flows of boundary waters... Far ahead of its time, the treaty states that waters shall not be polluted on either side of the boundary to the injury of health or property on the other side."