Laurier to host first public discussion with leaders behind historic agreement governing Canada’s largest watershed

Two key players in the recent negotiation of an historic agreement between the Northwest Territories and Alberta to govern the water resources of Canada’s largest watershed will visit Wilfrid Laurier University for the first-ever public discussion of a deal that will affect transboundary water issues across Canada and beyond.

Minister Michael Miltenberger of the Government of the Northwest Territories (NWT) and Chief Negotiator Merrell-Ann Phare will explore the implications of the Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary Agreement for Canadian water and energy policies and they will share their story that led to its signing by the NWT and Alberta governments in March.

Laurier’s President and Vice-Chancellor Max Blouw will moderate the discussion, which will take place April 29 starting at 1:30 p.m. in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall on Laurier’s Waterloo campus.

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