June 1st, 2004

Invitation to Comment on Health Issues Along the
Canada - United States Border
Windsor, Ontario

Are You Concerned?

The International Joint Commission’s Health Professionals Task Force is holding a public meeting on June 14th, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Windsor, Ontario. The Task Force invites public comment on human health issues related to transboundary environmental concerns. The Task Force has been reviewing environment-related health issues along the Canada - U.S. border and seeks your input to contribute to its on going analysis.

This binational Task Force was created in 1995 to advise the Commission about current and emergent clinical and public health issues related to transboundary environmental health.

The Task Force will be holding its first public meeting in the Windsor area at the time and location listed below. Opening remarks will be provided by the Rt. Honourable Herb Gray and the Honorable Dennis Schornack, co-chairs of the International Joint Commission. Participants are requested to inform the Task Force Secretary, Mr. Jim Houston, of their intention to appear and to provide, if possible, text of their remarks by June 11th, 2004. Participants will be asked to keep their comments to 5-10 minutes in length.

WHERE: Great Lakes Ballroom, Hilton Windsor, 277 Riverside Drive West
WHEN: June 14, 2004 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Alternatively, written submissions also may be sent by June 30th, 2004 to the address below:

Secretary, Health Professionals Task Force
International Joint Commission
234 Laurier Ave West
Ottawa, ON, K1P 6K6
Telephone:(613) 995-2984
Fax:(613) 993-5583

Copies of the Health Professionals Directive and Membership can be obtained from the Secretary of the Task Force or downloaded from Internet at:


1. Opening Remarks (IJC co-chairs) 10 minutes
2. Health Professionals Task Force Role/Mandate (Task Force Canadian co-chair Dr. Abelsohn) 10 minutes
3. Public Comment Period 2-3 hours
  Closing Remarks (Task Force Members) 10 minutes

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