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CANADIAN AND US GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY LEADERS HERE TO DISCUSS GREAT LAKES ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

 CANADIAN AND US GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY LEADERS HERE TO
 DISCUSS GREAT LAKES ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
 ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Key economic and environmental issues facing the development of the Great Lakes region will be discussed by Canadian and U.S. government and industry leaders at the annual meeting and conference of the Council of Great Lakes Industries today at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
 A symposium entitled, "Economic and Environmental Challenges to Great Lakes Competitiveness," will examine issues that are expected to have significant regional economic impact, such as policy approaches to zero discharge, clean air, energy, remediation, and liability challenges.
 The conference will open with remarks by Silas Keehn, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago who chairs the Council, and by Richard Bourns, senior vice president, Eastman Kodak Company, a member of the Council's Board of Directors.
 Recent government initiatives aimed at improving competitiveness will be described by David Rivkin, associate director of the White House Council on Competiveness and by Robert G. Blackburn, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Industry, Science and Technology Canada.
 Economic and environmental issues affecting the transportation sector will be addressed by Gary Failor, President & CEO of the Toledo/Lucas County (Ohio) Port Authority.
 Denis Wilcock, president, Dow Chemical Canada, will discuss recent innovative approaches to environmental management based on consensus.
 Other speakers include Gordon Durnil, US Section Co-Chair of the International Joint Commission ; Vincent Tobin, vice president of New York Power Authority; Carole Burnham, director, Corporate Environment and Planning, Ontario Hydro; Susan Sadler from the U.S. law firm of Clark, Klein & Beaumont; and Joseph Castrilli from the Toronto law firm of Morris, Rose, Ledgett.
 The meeting also will include recognition of the industry-based Council of Great Lakes Industries by the Great Lakes Governors for its role in developing a quality environmental management award.
 The Council of Great Lakes Industries was established in 1990 by a group of Canadian and US firms with interests and investments in the region. Its mission is to promote the common interest of the Great Lakes business community in harmony with the region's human and natural resources.
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