2015-2016 Canada Relations Committee


The CSG West Canada Relations Committee strives to strengthen the understanding, ties, and collaboration among legislators of the thirteen U.S. Western States and the Western Canadian Provinces. Participating legislators have the opportunity to engage with key federal and private sector shareholders from both countries to address issues of common concern and identify shared solutions. The Committee facilitates dialogue on a wide range of binational issues, including, but not limited to, agriculture, border crossings, economic competitiveness, energy, health, security, trade and transportation.



MLA Eric Foster

British Columbia



Senator Linda Newell




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2016 Annual Meeting


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2015 Annual Meeting


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Presentation - Dave Stepinsky, Director, Fish and Wildlife Habitat Policy, Alberta Environment and Parks


Presentation - Stephen Cryne, CEO, Canadian Employee Relocation Council


Presentation - Andrew Black, President & CEO, Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL)


Presentation - Chris Hoidal, Western Region Director, Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), U.S. Department of Transportation


Click here to view the summary for the 2015 meeting.


2014 Annual Meeting

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Presentation - Alain Houde, Québec Government Representative for the Western United States


Presentation - Tom Kurth, State of Alaska Chief of Fire and Aviation


Presentation - Senator Lesil McGuire, Representative Bob Herron



Committee Meeting Summaries


July 29, 2013 - 66th Annual CSG West Annual Meeting


Click here for a copy of the draft agenda for the 2013 meeting


Policy Briefs


Trade Relations Between the United States & Canada



For more information on the CSG West Canada Relations Committee, please contact CSG West staff: Martha Castañeda by phone (916) 553-4423 or email: mcastaneda@csg.org