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Owens will host Canadian trade forum

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POTSDAM — U.S. Rep. William L. Owens, D-Plattsburgh, will host a forum at 10 a.m. Friday at Clarkson University’s Student Center on trade with Canada and related cross-border economic development initiatives.

The event will highlight efforts to bolster economic cooperation between the U.S. and Canada and reduce hindrances to increased trade, tourism and investment.

Event participants will discuss efforts to maintain security while improving the legitimate flow of people and goods across the border.

Participants will include Canadian Parliament member Rob Merrifield, North County Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Garry F. Douglas, New York State Motor Truck Association Chairman Kenneth Johnson and Jayson Myers, president and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters.

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