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International Joint Commission in Goderich This Summer

Goderich | by Peter Jackson  

A meeting on the future of the Great Lakes will focus on stakeholders' and residents' input

The future of Great Lakes water quality and stewardship will take centre stage this summer, as representatives of the International Joint Commission meet in Goderich.

Deputy Mayor Myles Murdock says right now, the agenda is wide open to a number of issues affecting the Lakes.

Around 30 million Canadians and Americans depend on the Great Lakes for their water supply.

Murdock says the Commissioners will meet with people who have a direct interest in the Lakes, like farmers and tourism operators.

He says the IJC representatives are looking for ideas and input from those who use Lake Huron water, and derive much of their livelihoods from it.

The International Joint Commission meeting will be held on August 7th, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Parsons Court.

Murdock says the afternoon will be taken up by meetings with stakeholders, while a public forum will be held in the evening.

The International Joint Commission is made up of representatives from Canada and the US, and is tasked with monitoring water quality along the entire border between the two countries.

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