Governors and Premiers Release First Ever Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Maritime Strategy

On June 15, 2016 the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers released the first-ever regional strategy to jump start the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence maritime transportation system. The strategy’s objectives are to double maritime trade, shrink the environmental footprint of the region’s transportation network, and support the region’s industrial core.  Once fully implemented, the strategy will help grow the region’s maritime sector, which already contributes more than US$30 billion to the US and Canadian economies and accounts for more than 220,000 jobs. 

Final Strategy for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Maritime Transportation System

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Governors and Premiers release Regional Maritime Priorities

At their 2015 Leadership Summit in Quebec City, the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers released their list of Regional Priorities to improve the Maritime System.  They also provided an overview on the completion of the Maritime asset inventory.

The list of Priorities can be found here.  The Asset Inventory overview can be found here.

Governors and Premiers Rejuvenating Regional Maritime System

At the Conference’s executive meeting in April 2014, the Governors and Premiers initiated a series of actions to improve our region's maritime transportation system.  Within one year, they committed to:

For more information on the Governors' and Premiers' Maritime Initiative and Task Force, click here.