South Dakota Legislature to Consider Resolutions Recognizing Important South Dakota-Canada Relationship
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, January 24, the South Dakota State Senate and House of Representatives will consider resolutions honoring the social and economic ties the state shares with Canada. The resolutions recognize Monday as "Canada Day at the South Dakota State Capitol."
Canada's top diplomat in the Upper Midwest, Consul General Martin Loken, will address each chamber. Canada is South Dakota's largest export market. Trade between South Dakota and Canada averaged $911 million annually during the past 3 years, and more than 24,600 South Dakota jobs are supported by Canada-US trade.
Loken is appointed by Canada's Prime Minister to represent the Government of Canada in the Upper Midwest region. The Consulate General of Canada celebrated its 40th anniversary representing Canada in the Upper Midwest last year.
WHO: South Dakota State Senate and House of Representatives
WHAT: Canada Day Resolution
WHEN: Monday, January 24, 2011
2:15 p.m. House, 2:30 p.m. Senate (TIMES TO BE CONFIRMED)
WHERE: South Dakota State Capitol
Located in Minneapolis, Canada's Consulate General works to promote trade and investment links, to engage citizens and decision-makers on matters of shared interest, and to assist Canadians living and traveling in the US. 2010 marked the 40th anniversary of the Consulate General's presence in the Upper Midwest. In addition to South Dakota, the Consulate General works in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and North Dakota. More information is available at www.minneapolis.gc.ca.
CONTACT: Christine Davis of the Consulate General of Canada, +1-612-492-2903 or [email protected]
SOURCE Consulate General of Canada