Introduced Version





SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Governor to proclaim February 20-25, 2012, Canada Week in Indiana.



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Introduced

Second Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2012)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. _____



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Governor to proclaim February 20-25, 2012, Canada Week in Indiana.

    Whereas, Canada - by far- is Indiana's most important primary export market, with $16.8 billion worth of merchandise and goods exchanged, and 37% of Indiana's worldwide exports sold to Canada in 2010 (more than Indiana's next seven global export destinations combined), with Indiana consistently enjoying a surplus in its trade with Canada; and 162,300 Indiana jobs depending on Canada-U.S. trade;

    Whereas, Canadian-owned companies employ more than 12,000 workers in Indiana and many Indiana companies have operations in Canada;

    Whereas, Canada has become the USA's biggest supplier of imported energy, with the largest single private sector development project in Indiana - the multi-billion dollar expansion of the Whitting Refinery - being undertaken to permit processing of petroleum from Canada's oil sands (the world's third largest oil reserve);

    Whereas, More than 213,000 Canadians visited Indiana in 2010 and more than 158,000 Hoosiers visited Canada that year;

    Whereas, Canada and Indiana share many deep economic, historical, cultural, and familial ties: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate     of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives     concurring:


    SECTION 1. In recognition of the strong and lasting ties between Canada and the great State of Indiana, that the period February 20-25, in the year two-thousand twelve, be proclaimed “Canada Week in Indiana.”
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Ilene K. Grossman, Assistant Director of Midwestern Legislative Conference.