Midwest-Canada Relations

Created in 1991, the Midwestern Legislative Conference Midwest-Canada Relations Committee ensures that the perspective of state and provincial legislators is presented to federal officials. It does so through meetings with officials in Washington, D.C., and Ottawa as well as with policy resolutions and occasional letters and public comments. Another mission of this committee is to provide a cross-border forum for dialogue and information sharing. To that end, it organizes legislative exchanges between state and provincial legislators. Legislators from 11 Midwestern states and four Canadian provinces serve on the committee.

Committee members and officers for 2023-2024 will be named soon. (See below for committee leadership and membership from the past biennium.) The CSG Midwest staff liaisons to the committee are Mitch Arvidson and Ilene Grossman.

This committee will next meet July 9-12, 2023, in conjunction with the Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting. Details on this meeting will be provided soon. The committee last met in July 2022 at the MLC Annual Meeting in Wichita, Kan.

Summary of 2022 committee meeting ยป

Committee Leadership in 2021-22

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Speaker Robert Cupp
Ohio, Co-Chair
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Minister Kelvin Goertzen
Manitoba, Co-Chair
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Senator Jim Stamas
Michigan, Vice Chair