About This Policy Committee


Rep. Bob Cupp



Kelvin Goertzen


Co-Vice Chair

Sen. Jim Stamas


Co-Vice Chair

Dave Levac


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, 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.
If you have questions about the committee, please contact Ilene Grossman, CSG Midwest staff liaison to the committee.



2018 Committee Meeting and Session: July 15-16 in Winnipeg

The committee will next meet in July as part of the Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting. It will explore topics such as ongoing NAFTA negotiations as well as the impact of tariffs and trade agreements on states, provinces and communities.


Committee Resources