A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the Governor to proclaim
February 20-25, 2012, Canada Week in Indiana.
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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.
Whereas, Canadian-owned companies employ more than 12,000
workers in Indiana and many Indiana companies have operations in
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,
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
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.