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  • Recognizing Canada Consul General Roy B. Norton’s Visit to Springfield, Mo

    by Representative Billy Long

    Posted on 2015-02-12

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    LONG of missouri in the house of representatives Thursday, February 12, 2015 Mr. LONG. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to give Consul General of Canada Roy B. Norton an enthusiastic welcome and wish him well on his visit to Southwest Missouri.

    Consul General Norton represents Canadian interests in Missouri as well as in Illinois and Wisconsin. He focuses on trade, investment, environmental, cultural and academic policy areas.

    Missouri and Canada's alliance runs deep in trade, impacting nearly 164,000 jobs in the state.

    Canada is a strong partner with not only Missouri, but the U.S. as a whole. There is deep appreciation for the resources Canada offers such as energy and agricultural trade and our mutual national security interests as we partner to protect our shared borders, our homelands from shared enemies abroad and assisting the defense of our allies from theirs.

    I am honored to recognize Consul General Norton, his representation of Canada and the valuable partnership the great state of Missouri and Canada share. I welcome him to my home state and continue looking forward to a strong future and alliance ahead.


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