Ohio Rep. Bob Cupp, co-chair Manitoba Minister Kelvin Goertzen, co-chair Michigan Sen. Jim Stamas, vice chair Saskatchewan Speaker Mark Docherty, vice chair
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. The committee is led by four committee officers: Ohio Rep. Bob Cupp and Manitoba Minister Kelvin Goertzen, co-chairs; and Michigan Sen. Jim Stamas and Saskatchewan Speaker Mark Docherty, vice chairs.
If you have questions about the committee, please contact Ilene Grossman, CSG Midwest staff liaison to the committee.


Save the Date: Committee Will Meet July 21 and 22 in Chicago

The Midwest-Canada Relations Committee will meet on July 21 and July 22 in Chicago as part of the Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting. The committee's two subcommittees, the Energy Subcommittee and the Trade Relations Subcommittee, will also meet in Chicago.


Committee Explores NAFTA and Impact of Tariffs at 2018 Meeting

The committee met in July as part of the Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting. It held sessions on ongoing NAFTA negotiations as well as the impact of tariffs and trade agreements on states, provinces and communities.


Committee Resources