Thursday, June 11, 2009

Canada, Ey? Secretary Clinton to visit Canada this Saturday!

I broke this Oh Canada! news via Twitter earlier, so now here is the actual meat and potatoes of it all.

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."

3 comments:

itwashappiness said...

HILLARY IN CANADA and I can't be there. This is a very sad day indeed. Can't wait to see the pictures!

And it's EH or ey.

itwashappiness said...

I meant EH, NOT ey.

Toronto Condos said...

I can't be there either. This treaty was a great idea and I'm very proud of both countries on agreeing on it. It would be amazing to go see the celebration. I hope there will be videos!

Take care, Elli

Post Your Comment Below:

Grab this Widget ~ Blogger Accessories