Vance Badawey, M.P. Niagara: 905-788-2204
Niagara Centre Ottawa: 613-995-0988
Release: Immediate 20 March 2017
Niagara Centre MP to Visit Washington, D.C.
Ottawa, ON – Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, will be in Washington, D.C., this week as part of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group (IPG) delegation that is meeting with US government officials. Having recently formed the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway Caucus under the auspices of the IPG, this will be Mr. Badawey’s first trip to Washington in an official capacity.
The members of the non-partisan IPG, which also includes representation from the Senate, will be meeting with approximately 70 US Congressmen and Senators, during their three-day trip. This yearly trip to the US capital, takes on added importance given the recent change in administration. Meetings, which will be held with both Republican and Democratic officials, will touch on a number of key issues, including, trade, the environment, and energy.
“I’m very much looking forward to sitting down with my American counterparts to discuss the importance of the Canada-US relationship. Of particular interest will be conversations regarding the economic and environmental powerhouse that is the Great Lakes. Bordering eight US states, the Great Lakes region is rife with potential for strong, sustainable, growth. By working productively with our US neighbours, Niagara, with its Foreign Trade Zone designation, and its location in the heart of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system, is strategically placed to be a prime beneficiary from this relationship”
Member of Parliament, Niagara Centre
Contact: If you have any further questions, please contact Sarah Cozzi in the office of Vance Badawey, at Vance.Badawey.A1@parl.gc.ca or by phone 613-995-0988.