Wayne Easter to co-chair Canada-U.S. Inter-Parliamentary Group

Malpeque MP Wayne Easter has been elected co-chair of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group, an association of legislators from both countries that works to find solutions on mutual issues.

Easter also recently elected chair of the House of Commons finance committee

Malpeque MP Wayne Easter says bilateral Canada-U.S. issues are 'numerous and, at times, contentious.'

Malpeque MP Wayne Easter has been elected co-chair of a joint Canada-U.S. committee that examines issues and policies important to both countries.

Easter will co-chair the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group (IPG) with Manitoba Senator Janis Johnson, according to a written statement released by Easter's office Wednesday.

"As a longtime active member of the Canada-U.S. Inter-Parliamentary Group, I fully appreciate the critically important work this group does," Easter said in the statement.

"The bilateral issues between our two countries are numerous and, at times, contentious and difficult. In my role as co-chair I look forward to continued discussions which will keep the interests of Canada at the forefront."

Established in 1959, the IPG brings together legislators from the Parliament of Canada and members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to discuss shared concerns and map out resolutions.

Easter was also recently elected chair of the House of Commons finance committee.

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