IJC will release report on Missisquoi Bay in both Quebec and Vermont

The International Joint Commission (IJC) is pleased to announce that it is holding two press conferences on March 31-one in Quebec and the other in Vermont-at which it will release its report, Transboundary Impacts of the Missisquoi Bay Causeway and the Missisquoi Bay Bridge Project.

At each event, The Honorable Dennis Schornack, U.S. Chair of the International Joint Commission, together with Commissioners Robert Gourd (Canada) and Irene Brooks (U.S.), will give a short presentation and respond to questions. Members of the public are welcome at both events, space permitting. Copies of the report will be available.

St-Armand/Philipsburg, Quebec

WHEN Thursday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE Voyageur Building, Canada Customs, 10 route 133, St-Armand/Philipsburg, Quebec

Space in this facility is limited; priority will be given to the media.

RSVP to Paula Fedeski-Koundakjian (contact information below).

Please be prepared to show credentials or I.D. as you enter the building.


From Canada. The Voyageur Building is on the left-hand side. Please use the parking lot, marked "Exportation", on the far side of the building.
From the U.S. Take highway 89N to the border; go through the customs booth marked NEXUS.

Swanton, Vermont

WHEN Thursday, March 31 at 3:30 p.m.
WHERE Swanton Municipal Complex, 120 First Street, Swanton, Vermont

The Municipal Complex is located across from the People's Trust Bank. Please use the parking lot behind the Municipal Complex.


Mr. Dennis Schornack, Chairman (U.S. Section); Ms Irene Brooks, Commissioner (U.S. Section); and Mr. Robert Gourd, Commissioner (Canadian Section).

Following a short presentation on their report, the Commissioners will respond to questions from news media. Interested citizens are also invited. Copies of the report will be available.


In May of 2004, the U.S. and Canadian federal governments asked the IJC to review plans by the State of Vermont to modernize the Alburg-Swanton Bridge. The IJC appointed an International Missisquoi Bay Task Force and held public hearings in August and December.

More information, including the full text of the International Missisquoi Bay Task Force Report, may be found on the Commission's web site, at (Boards > Current Task Forces > International Missisquoi Bay Task Force, or


Paula Fedeski-Koundakjian
(613) 995-0088; cell (613) 794-0469


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