SR 4: Welcoming the delegates of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region from Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and Saskatchewan; and relating to collaboration with the governments of the Yukon and the Northwest Territories and other representatives of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region.
00 SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 4 01 Welcoming the delegates of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region from Alberta, the 02 Northwest Territories, and Saskatchewan; and relating to collaboration with the 03 governments of the Yukon and the Northwest Territories and other representatives of 04 the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region. 05 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE: 06 WHEREAS the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region was formed in 1991 as a forum 07 for collaborative public and private sector planning among the states of Alaska, Montana, 08 Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, the Canadian provinces and territories of the Yukon, the 09 Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, and the national capitals 10 of Washington, D.C., and Ottawa, Canada; and 11 WHEREAS the Arctic Caucus of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region was 12 formed in November 2009 as an informal group of legislature, government officials, business 13 leaders, and nonprofit organization leaders committed to the responsible development of 14 North America's Arctic region; and 15 WHEREAS the purpose of the Arctic Caucus is to provide a forum within the Pacific
01 NorthWest Economic Region for the Arctic jurisdictions of Alaska, the Yukon, and the 02 Northwest Territories to share information, discuss issues of mutual concern, and identify 03 areas for collaboration, including working with other jurisdictions and providing Arctic- 04 related input to the working groups of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region; and 05 WHEREAS there is much to be gained by Alaska, the Yukon, and the Northwest 06 Territories closely sharing strategies to solve common problems and working together to 07 solve these problems; and 08 WHEREAS, this year, the Arctic Caucus will be providing input to the Pacific 09 NorthWest Economic Region annual summit in Anchorage, Alaska, on July 14 - 19, 2013; 10 BE IT RESOLVED that the Senate welcomes the visiting delegates of the Pacific 11 NorthWest Economic Region to Alaska's state capital; and be it 12 FURTHER RESOLVED that the Senate invites the governments of the Pacific 13 NorthWest Economic Region to continue our enduring alliance in pursuit of the common 14 goals of our regions. 15 COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, 16 Prime Minister of Canada; the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States; the 17 Honourable John Morris Duncan, Canadian Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern 18 Development; the Honorable Ken Salazar, United States Secretary of the Interior; the 19 Honourable Bob McLeod, Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories; 20 the Honourable Denis Stevens, Consul General of the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle, 21 Washington; the Honorable Sean Parnell, Governor of Alaska; the Honorable Mead 22 Treadwell, Lieutenant Governor of Alaska; and the Honorable Lisa Murkowski and the 23 Honorable Mark Begich, U.S. Senators, and the Honorable Don Young, U.S. Representative, 24 members of the Alaska delegation in Congress.