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November 4, 2005
City of Toronto hosts International Joint Commission public meeting on Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
  
On Wednesday, November 9, the City of Toronto will host an International Joint
Commission (IJC) public consultation to launch the review of the Great Lakes
Water Quality Agreement. Mayor David Miller will speak at the opening of the
meeting.

The governments of Canada and the United States have asked the IJC to consult
the public on what needs to be done to protect water quality and on the future
of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Toronto is hosting one of 14 public
meetings being held with residents of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River
Basin.

Date: Wednesday, November 9
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Council Chamber, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

First signed in 1972, the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement between Canada
and the United States expresses the commitment of each country to restore and
maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the Great Lakes
Basin Ecosystem. Every six years, the governments of Canada and the United
States are required to review the operation and effectiveness of the Agreement.

Anyone unable to attend the public meeting can submit comments until midnight
on Wednesday, November 30, online at http://www.ijc.org/glconsultations, by
mail:
International Joint Commission, Great Lakes Regional Office,
100 Ouellette Ave., 8th Floor,
Windsor, ON N9A 6T3

Telephone: 1-866-813-0642
Fax: 613-993-5583

Media contacts:
Nick Heisler,
International Joint Commission,
Canadian Section,
613-992-8367

Patchen Barss,
Office of the Mayor,
416-338-7134

Brendan Agnew-Iler,
Office of the Mayor,
416-338-7119



 

 

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