September 2, 2004



Release of the International Joint Commission's Twelfth Biennial Report on Great Lakes Water Quality.

Telephone news conference announcing the Commission’s findings and recommendations from its assessment of the U.S. and Canadian federal, state and provincial governments’ progress and programs to clean up the Great Lakes under commitments made in the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

WHEN: Monday, September 13, 2004, 2 p.m. EDT

To participate on the conference call please dial 1-613-954-4096 at 1:50 p.m., ten minutes prior to the start of the news conference. Although not required, an R.S.V.P. is appreciated.

Please call or e-mail Jennifer Day 519-257-6733 in Canada, 313-226-2170 ext. 6733 in the U.S. or to confirm participation.


The International Joint Commission’s Co-Chairs, the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray of Canada and the Hon. Dennis Schornack of the United States will be available in-person at the IJC office in Windsor, Ontario on this day.

The IJC is a binational Canada-United States organization established by the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 to help the two governments prevent and resolve disputes over use of waters along the U.S. and Canada boundary. Under the 1978 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the IJC assesses progress by the two counties to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the waters of the Great Lakes basin ecosystem. Information can be found at

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