Ottawa Day 2017

Building the success of last fall's event, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, along with the Council of the Great Lakes Region, Freshwater Future, Stratégies Saint Laurent, and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, are once again organizing Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Parliament Hill Days on November 21 and 22, 2017. The event brings together municipal, business, fishery, and non-governmental leaders from the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence region to discuss and advocate for shared regional interests.

During the event, the group will bring its Collaborative Vision and Framework Document to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, and present it to MPs, Ministers, and Senators for buy-in. To view a draft version of the Collaborative Vision and Framework Document, click here.

Please join the Cities Initiative and its partners at its second annual Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Parliament Hill Day Reception on Thursday, November 21 from 5 to 7 PM in the John A. MacDonald Building. For additional details, click here.

Please find a draft program for this November's Parliament Hill Days below:

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
7:30-9:00 AM Breakfast briefing at hotel for delegates
9:30 AM Meeting
10:00 AM Meeting
10:30 AM Meeting
11 AM Meeting
11:30 AM BREAK
NOON-1 PM Meeting
1:00-2:00 PM Meeting
2:00-3:00 PM Meeting
3:00-4:00 PM Meeting
4:30-5:30 PM Policy Session on Collaborative
5:30-7:30 PM Great Lakes St. Lawrence Reception
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
7:30 AM Subregional caucuses
9:30 AM Regional Caucuses
10:30 AM Press Conference
12:30 PM Meeting
1:30 PM Meeting
3:15 PM Meeting
4:15 PM Meeting